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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

From US$68,20
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$68,20
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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.
From US$68,17
Taieri Gorge morning (4 Hour)
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.
From US$74,17
Taieri Gorge (6 Hour)
This 6-hour round-trip train travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery all the way to Middlemarch. Includes commentary, sightseeing stops and café/bar.
From US$86,15
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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 2 days ago
Fabulous trip

This was one of our best excursion on our trip to New Zealand and was over four hours of great value and excitement. One of the treats was getting of the train and walking over a viaduct and train following. A fellow passenger dropped his...More

Thank Maurice S
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fabulous Train Ride

This is a must do adventure when in the town of Dunedin, NZ. This train ride will take you 4 hrs and travel over 100 miles. It passes through 10 tunnels, countless viaducts and bridges. You will be treated to spectacular scenery along the Taieri...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Stunning scenery

Loved the train - very comfortable, and good snacks/drinks available. Interesting to see the amazing views on the way up and down the gorge.

Thank Margie72169
Reviewed 6 days ago
Well run informative trip.

We took this trip while cruising NZ, and had booked it prior to leaving. It was heavily booked at that time, but we were able to get "a last minute cancellation". So, if you know you are going there, it would be prudent to book...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the Best Train Journeys Anywhere

The train was spotless including the toilets. The seats were reserved and very spacious and comfortable. Fabulous scenery and lots of bridges and tunnels to negotiate. Even the coffee and food was better than most train offerings and reasonably priced too. my wife and I...More

Thank ziggieAdelaide
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