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River Valley Rafting - Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River

River Valley Rafting - Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River - Taihape, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Taihape, New Zealand

From USD
$125.93

Our grade 5, white water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day trips in the world!
With 10 major rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids, there is plenty to get excited about.

If you are looking for an action packed half day trip, then the Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River could be just what you are looking for.

Often recognised as one of the top half day Grade 5 White Water Rafting Trips in the world, your trip on the Rangitikei starts off easier, with sections of fun Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids, great practice for what lies ahead!  Over a two to three hour period, and 11 kms of river, you will experience rapids that start at that easy end, and culminate in the gorge, a section of the river where 10 major rapids, from Grade 3+ to Grade 5, line up one after the other to thrill you and excite you.  Some of these rapids are short and sharp, while others carry on for several hundred meters.  The trip finishes right outside the front door of River Valley Lodge for hot showers. No getting changed on river banks!

Our grade 5, white water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day trips in the world!
With 10 major rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids, there is plenty to get excited about.

If you are looking for an action packed half day trip, then the Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River could be just what you are looking for.

Often recognised as one of the top half day Grade 5 White Water Rafting Trips in the world, your trip on the Rangitikei starts off easier, with sections of fun Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids, great practice for what lies ahead!  Over a two to three hour period, and 11 kms of river, you will experience rapids that start at that easy end, and culminate in the gorge, a section of the river where 10 major rapids, from Grade 3+ to Grade 5, line up one after the other to thrill you and excite you.  Some of these rapids are short and sharp, while others carry on for several hundred meters.  The trip finishes right outside the front door of River Valley Lodge for hot showers. No getting changed on river banks!

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River Valley Stables - Harmony With Horses, Half Day Horsemanship & Trek

River Valley Stables - Harmony With Horses, Half Day Horsemanship & Trek - Taihape, New Zealand

Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Location: Taihape, New Zealand

From USD
$125.93

A half day horse riding adventure!   

Combining a challenge packed natural horsemanship session, followed by a freestyle ride over the spectacular Rangitikei hill country, which is suitable for all abilities.

At River Valley Stables we train our horses using natural horsemanship techniques.  Natural Horsemanship is about the partnership between horse and human. Our guides have spent time building this connection with the horses and working with them in a way that makes our horses feel good about their work.  Our horses are ridden freestyle, in a halter, so no metal bits in the horse’s mouth ... More info ›

A half day horse riding adventure!   

Combining a challenge packed natural horsemanship session, followed by a freestyle ride over the spectacular Rangitikei hill country, which is suitable for all abilities.

At River Valley Stables we train our horses using natural horsemanship techniques.  Natural Horsemanship is about the partnership between horse and human. Our guides have spent time building this connection with the horses and working with them in a way that makes our horses feel good about their work.  Our horses are ridden freestyle, in a halter, so no metal bits in the horse’s mouth. It encourages you to build a connection with your horse.  It is this connection between you and your horse that makes River Valley Stables unique

We start with building a trusting relationship between you and your horse. It does not matter if you are new to horses or they have been a part of your life forever. We work with you at the level you need to be working at.

Next we take you and your horse, who is now your partner, out into the beautiful countryside of River Valley. Here you will have the opportunity to try everything you learn’t beforehand. You will be riding over the hills, taking in the spectacular scenery, and if you are up for it, cantering through the fields.

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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour

Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour - Whanganui, New Zealand

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Whanganui, New Zealand

From USD
$36.65

Discover one of the North Island gems in New Zealand’s crown on this half-day Whanganui sightseeing tour. Travel by minibus through Whanganui with a guide, and gain insight into the region’s rich history and heritage ... More info ›

Discover one of the North Island gems in New Zealand’s crown on this half-day Whanganui sightseeing tour. Travel by minibus through Whanganui with a guide, and gain insight into the region’s rich history and heritage. Discover top attractions including the Bason Botanical Gardens, Virginia Lake, and the Whanganui Royal Opera House. Perhaps take the elevator to the top of the Durie Hill Tower (own expense), and enjoy sweeping views over the Tasman Sea, Mt. Ruapehu, and Mt Taranaki. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off at your Whanganui hotel.

Following a morning pickup at your accommodation in Whanganui, transfer to the Whanganui tourist office for 9:30am to meet your guide and begin your 2.5-hour tour.

First, take a seat in your minibus and spin onward to the Durie Hill Tower. On arrival, take the elevator (own expense) to the top and admire panoramic views over Whanganui’s rooftops to the Tasman Sea, Mt. Ruapehu, and Mt Taranaki.

From here, explore local landmarks including the Bason Botanical Gardens, the 19th-century military redoubt, Virginia Lake’s winter gardens and waterlily fountain, Wanganui Collegiate, and the Whanganui Royal Opera House — widely considered among the town’s more important sites of interest.

Listen as your guide sheds light on Whanganui’s colorful history and heritage, then return in comfort to your Whanganui hotel to conclude your sightseeing tour.

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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui - Taumarunui, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Taumarunui, New Zealand

From USD
$109.94

Experience the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Enjoy a taste of the Forgotten World journey ... More info ›

Experience the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Enjoy a taste of the Forgotten World journey.  Travel through 5 tunnels including the longest tunnel (1.5km) on the line before stopping for a drink and a cookie and returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the start point.

This is a 32km round trip, cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush.

Time : Depart our Taumarunui depot at 12.00pm. 

The Adventure:

Experience the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Enjoy a taste of the Forgotten World journey.  Travel through 5 tunnels including the longest tunnel (1.5km) on the line before stopping for a drink and a cookie and returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the starting point.

Included in your day:
Shuttles to/from our Taumarunui Depot out to the RailCarts at Okahukura, morning or afternoon tea and of course your RailCart

What to bring:

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season.  Layered clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal. The RailCarts have plastic side-curtains that provide reasonable rain protection. 

We suggest the following should be taken with you on the RailCart:

  • Sunglasses, Camera, Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Warm thermal/merino clothing, including hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear (no jandals) with warm socks
  • Warm windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • 100% Rainproof coat and over-trousers if rain is predicted

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20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour

20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour - Taumarunui, New Zealand

Duration: 10 hours
Location: Taumarunui, New Zealand

From USD
$216.54

The 20 Tunnel experience will transport you back through history, and get you home in time for dinner. This is a full day and more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape ... More info ›

The 20 Tunnel experience will transport you back through history, and get you home in time for dinner. This is a full day and more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape. From Okahukura to Whangamomona (or in reverse on alternate days), you’ll discover a different vista unfolding every time you emerge from a tunnel.  Our most popular tour.

20 Tunnel 1:  RailCarts travel along the line - Okahukura to Whangamomona

Time : Depart the FWA Taumarunui Depot at 7.30am and  arrive in Whangamomona approx 3.45pm. -  the "Same Day" shuttle will deliver you back to our Taumarunui depot at approx 5.45pm.

The Adventure:

Choose this tour if you are planning to:

  • start and finish in Taumarunui OR
  • start in Taumarunui, stay overnight in Whangamomona and return to Taumarunui the next day OR 
  • start in Taumarunui and have your vehicle transferred to Whangamomona to continue your journey from there.

Board the carts at Okahukura and enjoy the rural landscape of the King Country before plunging into the longest tunnel on the line.  Pass through the depleted settlements of Matiere and Ohura before arriving at Tokirima where lunch awaits you.  The afternoon takes you through the spectacular Tangarakau Gorge and on to Whangamomona.  Take a wonder around the Republic before boarding our shuttle to travel by road back to Taumarunui along the famed State Highway 43 - The Forgotten World Highway.

For those choosing to stay overnight or longer in Whangamomona - you will find your luggage awaiting you at your chosen accommodation.  Please note that neither accommodation nor next day shuttle are included in this tour.  Please contact the FWA booking office if you would like us to make a booking for either of these extras for you.

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Rail and River Run - Rail Cart and Jet Boat Tour

Rail and River Run - Rail Cart and Jet Boat Tour - Taumarunui, New Zealand

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Taumarunui, New Zealand

From USD
$229.87

Enjoy the best of both worlds, a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline. This full day tour explores both the Okahukura Stratford railway line by RailCart and the Whanganui River by Jet Boat and includes an appetizing Ploughman’s lunch at the old Tokirima Station.

  • Explore the Okahukura-Stratford line, including the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5 kilometers
  • Discover the stunning scenery of the Whanganui River by jet boat
  • Enjoy the up close encounters with wildlife and birds in our region
  • View Herlihy’s Bluff
  • A full day of adventure with all transfers, morning tea and lunch included
After checking in at our office in the Forgotten World Motel and the completion of required forms, we will gather everyone together for a quick pre-trip briefing before boarding the shuttle bus to take the 10 minute bus ride to Okahukura where your RailCart awaits.  Once there and you have stowed your belongings in your cart, it's time for your driving instructions and then we are underway down the railway line.  You will pass through the longest tunnel on the line of 1.5 kms and several hand built brick tunnels.  At various point of interest down the line your guide with gather the convoy of RailCarts together and tell the stories of the early settlement of the area and how the railway became their point of connection.  Keep an eye out for native bird life and the many animals that can be seen from the railway corridor.  
Stop for morning tea at the rural community hall of Matiere. A delicious Ploughmans lunch awaits you where the old Tokirima Station used to be.  Read the story boards and immerse yourself in the rural seclusion of this area. 
After lunch it is time to board the shuttle bus again for the short journey down to Ohinepane Landing where your jet boat awaits.  While you are fitted with your life jacket you will hear how the Whanganui River was the earliest mode of transport in the area.  Step aboard our 15 seater Jet Boat "Ongarue" and enjoy the sights of the river while skimming your way back to Taumarunui.  Your shuttle vehicle will be at Cherry Grove to meet you and bring you back to our Forgotten World Motel.

Enjoy the best of both worlds, a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline. This full day tour explores both the Okahukura Stratford railway line by RailCart and the Whanganui River by Jet Boat and includes an appetizing Ploughman’s lunch at the old Tokirima Station.

  • Explore the Okahukura-Stratford line, including the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5 kilometers
  • Discover the stunning scenery of the Whanganui River by jet boat
  • Enjoy the up close encounters with wildlife and birds in our region
  • View Herlihy’s Bluff
  • A full day of adventure with all transfers, morning tea and lunch included
After checking in at our office in the Forgotten World Motel and the completion of required forms, we will gather everyone together for a quick pre-trip briefing before boarding the shuttle bus to take the 10 minute bus ride to Okahukura where your RailCart awaits.  Once there and you have stowed your belongings in your cart, it's time for your driving instructions and then we are underway down the railway line.  You will pass through the longest tunnel on the line of 1.5 kms and several hand built brick tunnels.  At various point of interest down the line your guide with gather the convoy of RailCarts together and tell the stories of the early settlement of the area and how the railway became their point of connection.  Keep an eye out for native bird life and the many animals that can be seen from the railway corridor.  
Stop for morning tea at the rural community hall of Matiere. A delicious Ploughmans lunch awaits you where the old Tokirima Station used to be.  Read the story boards and immerse yourself in the rural seclusion of this area. 
After lunch it is time to board the shuttle bus again for the short journey down to Ohinepane Landing where your jet boat awaits.  While you are fitted with your life jacket you will hear how the Whanganui River was the earliest mode of transport in the area.  Step aboard our 15 seater Jet Boat "Ongarue" and enjoy the sights of the river while skimming your way back to Taumarunui.  Your shuttle vehicle will be at Cherry Grove to meet you and bring you back to our Forgotten World Motel.

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