Activities in Taumarunui, New Zealand. Taumarunui, NZ Activities types include: Cultural & Theme, Day Trips & Excursions, Food, Wine & Nightlife, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing, Water Sports.

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Taumarunui (10)

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Cultural & Theme (4)
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Food, Wine & Nightlife (2)
Outdoor Activities (4)
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes (1)
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Water Sports (4)

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Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

Maori - Taumarunui - Starting from $350.00 per person


You will travel through deep gorges masked in native bush and banks encased with ferns, caves and waterfalls and skim over rapids on this full day Jet Boat experience on the majestic Whanganui River.  Take an easy stroll to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere, the bridge built with the promise of opening up land for pioneering farmers, but remoteness and unstable land meant the roads to the bridge were never completed.  Learn about the unique history of... More...


Republic Rail Picnic RailCart Tour

Republic Rail Picnic RailCart Tour

Day Tour - Taumarunui - Starting from $250.00 per person

Experience a total of 84kms travelling there and back on the rails.  Unlock the secrets of the land as you wind your way through the changing landscapes, through 3 tunnels and over 18 bridges, to the rugged hills that frame the Republic of Whangamomona.  Pack your own picnic to enjoy in the Republic or take a short stroll down to the historic Whangamomona Hotel to enjoy your purchased lunch surrounded by the history of the Republic. More...

Lavender Run - Jet Boat Tour on the Whanganui River

Lavender Run - Jet Boat Tour on the Whanganui River

Jet Boating - Taumarunui - Starting from $145.00 per person

Skim through rapids and deep still pools by Jet Boat as you travel  down the majestic Whanganui river to Lauren’s Lavender farm. Stroll through the lavender fields, enjoy the tranquility of this riverside paradise. Relax and enjoy the café and gift shop. More...

The Ultimate Taumarunui to Stratford

The Ultimate Taumarunui to Stratford

Maori - Taumarunui - Starting from $650.00 per person

Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire 142km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay (additional to tour - see details below) in Whangamomona.  You’ll go through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the line. The history of this unique landscape will resonate as you absorb the stories and relive the memories of New Zealand’s pioneering past with this two-day journey back in... More...

Heli-Jet Combo Tour to Bridge to Nowhere over Whanganui National Park

Heli-Jet Combo Tour to Bridge to Nowhere over Whanganui National Park

Natural Attraction - Taumarunui - Starting from $685.00 per person

Fly by helicopter over the Whanganui National Park to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. Return by JetBoat up the majestic Whanganui River. Venturing through rapids, taking in the spectacular scenery of both rural farmland and the hidden depths of the Whanganui National Park. And learn about the unique history of the river from early Maori settlement through to the establishment and demise of European farming communities from our expert local driver/guides.

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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

Adventure Tour - Taumarunui - Starting from $165.00 per person

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.

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The Hatrick JetBoat Tour

The Hatrick JetBoat Tour

Jet Boating - Taumarunui - Starting from $115.00 per person

Take a return Jet Boat journey down the Whanganui River skimming through the rapids and enjoying the breathtaking scenery of farmland and bush clad hills.  Enjoy the tales of settlements along this first part of the river from our experiences skipper/guide.

This tour is available on the dates shown or on request for parties of 4 or more at almost any time. Please call or email our booking office and we will do our best to find a time and date that suits 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

Jet Boating - Taumarunui - Starting from $345.00 per person

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. More...

20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour

20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour

Day Tour - Taumarunui - Starting from $325.00 per person

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. More...

Stratford to The Republic by RailCart

Stratford to The Republic by RailCart

Day Tour - Stratford - Starting from $295.00 per person

Discover the breath-taking landscapes and stories of the Okahukura-Stratford line by RailCart. Travel over 18 bridges and through 3 tunnels including the unique S shaped 615m Whangamomona Tunnel. Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea River. Discover a redwood plantation, and TeWera pine forest. Visit an Organic Farm and sample local produce. Enjoy a stroll around the Whangamomona Republic. More...

Earthsounds Country CottageEarthsounds Country Cottage - Bed and Breakfast.

Offering free bikes, Earthsounds Country Cottage is located in Taumarunui. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms here...

Lavender Run - Jet Boat Tour on the Whanganui RiverLavender Run - Jet Boat Tour on the Whanganui River - Jet Boating - Taumarunui. Starting from $145.00 per person.

Skim through rapids and deep still pools by Jet Boat as you travel  down the majestic Whanganui river to Lauren’s...

 

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