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Stratford to The Republic by RailCart

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Highlights

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.

What You'll Get

Option 1  - 9:30am departure - RailCart first, Road Shuttle Return

Depart Stratford for a short shuttle ride to your Railcarts on the line ready to take you to the Republic of Whangamomona. Discover ever-changing vistas as you learn about the history of the area and the stories of the settlers. See redwood plantations, pine forest and deer farms and get up close and personal with local wildlife deep in the heart of sheep and beef country. Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea River, and discover Taranaki dairy farmland all while marvelling at the spectacular Mt Taranaki dominating the skyline. Stop for morning tea at Douglas Station, then continue your journey onto TeWera Station. Visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made produce. Arrive at Whangamomona about 3.30pm to explore this wee republic before boarding your same day return shuttle to journey by road, back to Stratford. 

Add to Your Experience:
• Next Day Return Shuttle - Book your return shuttle for the next day so you can enjoy a night in the Republic.
• Vehicle Transfer - We can transfer your vehicle to have it waiting for you at Whangamomona - Tick the vehicle transfer required box
• Accommodation in Whangamomona - We can book your accommodation in Whangamomona. Have a look at the accommodation options here and let us know your choice.
• Accommodation in Stratford - We can book your accommodation in Stratford for either the night before or the night after your journey on the rails - or for both nights!

 Option 2  - 7:30 am departure - Road Shuttle first, RailCart Return

Depart Stratford and travel by road to Whangamomona.  Enjoy a walk around the Republic and maybe a coffee at the Whangamomona Hotel before heading to the Whangamomona Station and your waiting RailCart. Enjoy all the scenery, stories and highlights of Option 1 before arriving back in Stratford and boarding your shuttle back to the Stratford Heritage Lodge.

Add to Your Experience:
• If you have driven through from Taumarunui you book in at Whangamomona Hotel overnight and check in with the tour at Whangamomona.
• Accommodation in Whangamomona - We can book your accommodation in Whangamomona. Have a look at the accommodation options here and let us know your choice.
• Vehicle Transfer - We can transfer your vehicle to have it waiting for you at Stratford - Please arrange with us directly as this carries and additional charge. 
• Accommodation in Stratford - We can book your accommodation in Stratford for either the night before or the night after your journey on the rails - or for both nights!

Due to the nature of a railway the schedule is subject to change.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important information
  • In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season
  • Clothing that can be layered, including warm thermal/merino clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal
  • It can be very cool in the tunnels even in summer
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • Hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear with warm socks
  • Pack a rainproof coat and over-trousers
  • Any personal medication as required
  • Often we now have local artisans offering a variety of local produce for sale at some of our stops. You may like to bring along a little cash in case something appeals.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Shuttle


Exclusions
  • Vehicle transfers (optional extra)
  • Accommodation (optional extra)
  • Next day shuttles (optional extra)
  • Dinner


Duration
8 hours

Voucher Info
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