Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot. Experience the Forgotten World from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be driven along the tracks of the Forgotten World railway.
Experience a Jet Boat ride on either the Ongarue or Whanganui River, through the many rapids and remote majestic gorges, lush native bush with some of the best scenic landscaping in the World, all found in the Central North Island of New Zealand.
Taumarunui has become an excellent biking destination to explore the Forgotten World. From road cycling around our hills and valleys, through to the Pureora Cycle Trail and the Forgotten World Highway.
Taumarunui, the meeting place of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers, was an important centre in Maori history.
A rural service and shopping centre and the largest town in the Ruapehu District, Tamarunui is known for its farming, railway history, trout fishing, gardens and weaving.Learn More
Taumarunui is the entry point for the Forgotten World Experience, and there are a number of things to see and do here.
If you are in to hard adventure, we have a number of adventure activities for ranging from jet boating, canoeing, alpine walks through to soft adventures such as gardens or golf.Learn More
There are a number of places to stay in and around Taumarunui, ranging from Farm Stays just out of town to Hotel and Motel accommodation in the main town area of Taumarunui.
A number of our accommodation providers have listings on this website.Learn More