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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

Highlights
  • Catch a train at the easy-to-find Dunedin's historic rail station
  • See beautiful scenery in a roadless area you couldn't see by car
  • Learn as your ride with this tour that's full of history and railway facts
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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin
From US$60,95
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Taieri Gorge morning (4 Hour)Most Popular
This 4-hour round-trip train travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Includes commentary, sightseeing stops and café/bar. This is an all-weather experience not to be missed.
US$70,32
Taieri Gorge Afternoon(4 Hour)
This 4-hour round-trip train travels through some of New Zealands most beautiful scenery. Includes a commentary, sightseeing stops and cafe/bar. This is an all-weather experience not to be missed.
US$70,32
Taieri Gorge winter (4 Hour)
This 4-hour round-trip train travels through some of New Zealands most beautiful scenery. Includes a commentary, sightseeing stops and cafe/bar. This is an all-weather experience not to be missed.
US$60,95
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Overview
This trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway is an experience perfect for train buffs or anyone looking for an adventure. Board a train that journeys into a wild and gorgeous landscape, traveling through a part of the countryside that's inaccessible by road. Along the way, learn about the railway's construction and other interesting facts from onboard commentary. Plus, there's an exciting option to extend your trip to Middlemarch, a scenic, small town in the Otago countryside.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Dunedin Railway Station, whose Renaissance revival architecture makes it among the city's most eye-catching landmarks. Step onto the Taieri Gorge Railway, and then pull away from the station and into the South Island countryside.

There's a cafe and bar on board if you'd like to grab a drink or a snack, or just sit back and watch the scenery unfold as a guide shares stories from the train's past, from engineering challenges to the terrain itself. If you've selected the longer journey to Middlemarch, see even more of the landscape, continuing to a railway town in Otago's deep country.

The return journey to Dunedin follows the same route, but gives an entirely different perspective on the green valleys and hills, with twists and turns that keep the ride engaging until you arrive back at the station.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Awesome trip.

I have done this trip many time over the years and I love it everytime I go. The scenery changes all the time. I find the staff very friendly and helpful. The buffet waggon sold a great selection of hot & cold food and drinks,...More

Thank Brendon H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great railway experience but poor PA system on train

Dunedin Railways and the Taieri Gorge Railway was a unique and fun experience. It's a great thing to do in Dunedin and a great way to see the beautiful countryside. However, the PA system on the train was terrible. We couldn't hear or understand a...More

Thank krob8689
Reviewed 3 days ago
Exceptional

Did tour with my family and we were blown away. Its a must do trip for all, super friendly service by staff, great knowledge, clean and everything was easy from making booking to finding location. Trip is out of this world - serene beauty, wonderful...More

Thank Mohit P
Reviewed 6 days ago
A great taste of history and dramatic landscape

This trip combines the history of the opening up of New Zealand to farming and exports, with the dramatic and relatively geologically recent activity, clinging to the side of an actively cutting river, and on occasion using dramatic bridges and tunnels to make its progress...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome afternoon trip

We have always wanted to do this train ride and we absolutely loved it. Great scenery and the crew were very attentive and really good value.. and funny!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a great afternoon for all the family . Food and beverage were very tasty ,...More

1  Thank Voyage733724
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M Richard C
26 August 2018|
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Response from 2011travel54 | Reviewed this property |
We went with Good Tours Company which picked up from Port Chalmers. If you miss the scheduled train departure from the railway station they bus you to the end point so you come back by train (instead of going both ways). We... More
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Graham J
25 August 2018|
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Response from karencookson | Reviewed this property |
12.30 departure and return approximately 4.30pm
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