Arrive at Forgotten World Motel in Taumarunui where you will be shuttled with your canoe to Cherry Grove. There you will receive a safety briefing by experienced guides and set off down the magnificent Whanganui River.
Canoe 22km downstream on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River and travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges and over small bouncy rapids from Cherry Grove to Ohinepane.See the remains of rock weirs made over 100 years ago.
You can opt for a stopover at Laurent's Lavender Farm for a cup of coffee or a browse in the gift shop. End off at Ohinepane and board your return shuttle to Taumarunui.
Spend the night at Forgotten World Motel (not included, but can be booked for an additional fee).
Set off down the line along 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Travel through 5 tunnels, including the longest tunnel (1.5km), and marvel at the beautiful hand-built brick tunnels. Enjoy cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush.
A drink and some lovely home baking will be waiting your arrival at Matiere, the turnaround point. On your return journey you'll get to experience the ride from a whole new perspective. Switch drivers, take photos and enjoy the stunning scenery on your return journey to Okahukura. Board the shuttle to return to the Forgotten World Motel.
About Forgotten World Adventures:
Explore raw New Zealand beauty, Follow ancient Maori pathways and colonial bridle paths formed later in the 19th century and explore the North Island's Forgotten World remote and mysterious landscape. Discover a forgotten world story. Determination, ingenuity across generations created the story that grew into the Forgotten World Adventures. Delve into a history unique to New Zealand with stories and experiences that are truly unforgettable. Connect with an enriched past. Be part of a journey etched deep with human endeavour and woven with stories that resonate across generations. Ride the railway lines that follow pathways forged long ago into the remote Whangamomona Republic and beyond linking the King Country and Taranaki.
Valid from Oct 17, 2019
Expires Jan 12, 2020
Bookings essential. Subject to availability. Not valid on Christmas Day or public holidays. Valid for option stipulated on coupon. Reasonable level of fitness & health required. Children are most welcome but children under 8yrs old might battle as it's a quite a long canoe. Limited availability at the Forgotten World Motel, book early to avoid disappointment. Family Studio is not included in this deal but at additional fees and subject to availability. Other accommodation options in the area are available as well as camping spots. Must be used in 1 visit. Not valid on public holidays. No refunds unless required by law. No cashback. Not to be used with any other offer
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