Stratford to The Republic by RailCart. 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.

Stratford to The Republic by RailCart - Stratford, New Zealand

Day Tour
Duration:8 hours
Price: 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.
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.

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.
 

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