The Raurimu Spiral, 30km south of town, is a unique feat of railway engineering that was completed in 1908 after 10 years of work. Rail buffs can experience the spiral by catching the Northern Explorer train linking Auckland and Wellington to National Park township. Unfortunately as of 2012 this train no longer stops in Taumarunui.

Cultural & Theme Tours activity

10-Tunnel Rail Cart Tour from Taumarunui