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Forgotten World Adventure

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  • Active and outdoor
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Taupo, New Zealand
  • Ends New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Learn of a land dubbed the 'Forgotten World' on a rail cart experience near Taumarunui, passing through handcut brick tunnels to rolling countryside and fields of lavender.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with a fastpaced jet boat ride to the Mangapurua Landing, swapping the thrills for curious tales of the Valley of Abandoned Dreams on a guided hike to the Bridge to Nowhere.
  • Canoeing down the Whanganui River without any rush or hurry gives you the power to choose your own pace.
  • The scenery of New Zealand’s North Island begs for more than just a happy snap. Consider your options to hike through forests and waterfalls in your spare time, and get up close and personal with a leaderled walk at Mt Taranaki.
Starting in Taupo and ending in New Plymouth, the "Forgotten World Adventure" tour is a guided active and outdoor tour that takes 5 days. You will travel through Taumarunui, Mangapurua Landing, Ohakune and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. "Forgotten World Adventure" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

King Country in New Zealand is a land of picturesque landscapes, perfectly fit for the noble explorer. So, spend five days in the wilds of the Whanganui on an adventure deep in the country’s North Island. What follows is a journey through handcut tunnels, past overflowing lavender farms, through ancient fern forests and up fertile rivers to the Valley of Abandoned Dreams. Add some thrill-seeking activities, comfortable motel-style accommodation and a host of outdoor inclusions, and you’ve got yourself an action-packed tour of north western New Zealand that’s well past the tourist brochure. It may well be the king – or queen – of them all.
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  • Day 1: Taupo / Pureora / Taumarunui
  • Day 2: Forgotten World / Ohakune
  • Day 3: Whanganui National Park / Ohakune
  • Day 4: Whanganui
  • Day 5: Mt Taranaki / New Plymouth
  • Motel (3 nights), Hotel (1 night)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • Private vehicle , Canoe , Jet Boat , Rail Cart
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Pureora - Village & Forest Walk
  • Forgotten World - Rail Carts Tour
  • Forgotten World - Ploughman’s Lunch
  • Forgotten World - Lavender Farm Visit
  • Whanganui National Park - Bridge to Nowhere Walk
  • Whanganui National Park - Jetboat Ride
  • Whanganui National Park - Downstream Canoe Paddle
  • Whanganui - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Whanganui - Putiki Church
  • Mt Taranaki National Park - Dawson Falls Walk
  • Whanganui - Kai Iwi Beach
  • Any international flights to Taupo and from New Plymouth are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Forgotten World Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Forgotten World Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 June 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 June 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Forgotten World Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Forgotten World Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • No canoeing experience is needed for the downstream paddle. The local guides will help you to perfect the technique, however you will need a basic level of fitness in order to enjoy the journey.
  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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