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Ride for Refuge Fundraiser Event with Special Guest Sir Wayne Smith KNZM - Expired

Forgotten World Adventures Headquarters, 9 Hakiaha Street Taumarunui 3920 New Zealand | 13 Apr 24

Forgotten World Adventures are delighted to welcome Sir Wayne Smith on board the rails for this inaugural fundraiser event.

New Zealand rugby union coach and former player Sir Wayne Smith was assistant coach of the All Blacks for 16 years and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in history, having won three Rugby World Cups, most recently as head coach of the Black Ferns team in 2022. He was promoted to Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2023 for services to rugby and his charity work helping children with cerebral palsy.

Package includes:

  • Shuttle bus from Taumarunui to Tokirima
  • 4 hour guided rail cart journey, with stops for historical context & commentary, from Tokirima to NZ's self-proclaimed Republic of Whangamōmona
  • Travel along 40km of the old Stratford-Okahukura Railway Line through pristine native bush, beautiful farmland and forgotten townships
  • Rail-side lunch at Tokirima
  • Afternoon tea at Tāngarākau Gorge
  • Return shuttle to Taumarunui
  • You'll be greeted at Whangamōmona Station with a glass of bubbles or welcome drink

The Forgotten World Adventures team are proud supporters of the Taumarunui Women's Refuge & Support Centre, which provides vital support and services in the community in which we operate. All proceeds will go to the Refuge as we attempt to promote awareness and support the women and families affected by violence.

Event package excludes accommodation, dinner, breakfast and beverages at the Whangamōmona Hotel. 

We're holding a limited number of rooms at the Whangamōmona Hotel for those wishing to stay overnight in the Republic, but you'll need to get in quick!

Book a room at the Forgotten World Motel, before or after your excursion.


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