Rail, Sky and River Journey

Ride the Forgotten World Railway, Hop a Helicopter to Whanganui and Jet Boat back

Rail, Sky and River Journey

Day 1

  • Rail Cart down the Forgotten World Railway to the Republic of Whangamomona, more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape.
  • Stay the night in the Republic, includes dinner and cooked breakfast.

Day 2

  • Starts with a relaxed breakfast. Then a helicopter will take you on a scenic flight over the Whanganui National Park, and the Bridge to Somewhere to meet the jet boat on the Whanganui River.
  • Walk to the Bridge to Nowhere (40 min) and spend a couple of hours travelling the Whanganui River by jet boat, exploring the historical sites and scenery, arriving in Pipiriki by mid afternoon.
  • From Pipiriki, you will be collected by shuttle to travel the scenic River Road, passing though Jerusalem en route to Whanganui.
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch all included.

Day 3

  • Head back to New Plymouth stopping at Hollard Gardens, Dawson’s Falls (Mt Taranaki), Tawhiti Museum and/or the Fun Ho Toy Museum in Inglewood.

Or extend the journey

Day 3

  • Drive into Whanganui for dinner at Stellar

Day 4

  • Own breakfast or local cafe
  • Bason Botanic Gardens
  • Walk on Mowhanau Beach
  • Lunch and walk at Bushy Park
  • Visit Windermere Gardens for berries and ice cream
  • Walk around Virginia Lake
  • Dinner at The Brickhouse

Day 5

  • Own breakfast or local cafe
  • Sarjeant Art Gallery/Sarjeant on the Quay
  • Chronicle glass studio and factory
  • Lunch at Element cafe
  • Whanganui guided walking tour
  • View Royal Opera House, Whanganui Collegiate School, Traders Market
  • McNamara Gallery
  • Dinner – your own choice

Day 6

  • Own breakfast or local cafe
  • Enjoy a Whanganui Scenic Experience

Day 7

  • Travel home

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