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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin provided by Back to Nature Tours

Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Taieri Gorge Railway
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Back to Nature Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Back to Nature Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a waterproof jacket, sunglasses, hat and closed-toe shoes suitable for walking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 19 people per tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
58Reviews
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Shirley G wrote a review Mar 2020
Parramatta, Australia73 contributions30 helpful votes
Great to be picked up and expected the Taieri Gorge Railway trip would be the highlight but no. The shuttle trip around the peninsula exceeded expectations. While it was a wet and overcast afternoon for observing wild life our tour guide really persisted to give us a great
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Hi Shirley G, Thanks for your inspiring 5 star review! This tour allows you to explore inland and coastal areas of of Otago - there aren't many tours in NZ that allow you to do this in NZ so we're super happy you enjoyed the experience, particularly out on the Otago Peninsula where we love to take people. You're a Back to Nature Tours Legend, Haste Ye Back!
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Mike G wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The train ride to Pukerangi was fantastic. Great scenery and the commentary was both informative and interesting. In Pukerangi there were a few vendors setup which my wife enjoyed looking through and even bought several items. The trip back, while obviously still very scenic
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Hi mikegY5, Great to hear you enjoyed your tour in Dunedin. Great idea to stand outside on the train! The train was delayed returning to Dunedin so unfortunately we had to limit the second component of your tour o the Otago Peninsula to make sure you got back to the ship on time. Back to Nature Tours has operated in Dunedin since 1997 and never missed a departing cruise ship:) Have a great 2020!
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Cathryn S wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Plenty of good scenery only downside is it's a there and back trip and slightly on the long side, if like us you're only in the area 2 days you may not want to give up half a day
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Tour07736106642, Chief TA Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi Cathryn, The train was slightly delayed that day but were glad you still enjoyed your tour with us. There are few tours in New Zealand that allow you to explore the inland and coastal areas of a region - Otago is the biggest in New Zealand and is pretty spectacular;) Haste Ye Back!
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peggy703 wrote a review Aug 2019
Lower Hutt, New Zealand29 contributions4 helpful votes
Simply amazing well done the trust that does the train trips a perfect afternoon we so enjoyed the trip planning to do it again but via palmerston next time
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hi Peggy, Thanks for your feedback - Going north is a great idea next time your here:) Haste Ye Back!
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annfs2016 wrote a review Feb 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions3 helpful votes
The cab we were in had no air conditioning and was so noisy that we couldn't hear the commentary - people disregarded the request to not talk during the commentary. The views were nice. The lunch that was served was a simple sandwich. We were sad that there were no real stops
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Date of experience: February 2019
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briantorres15
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Awesome tour!!!
Awesome tour, it was just me, my partner and driver/tour guide/overall friend Ben. He was very knowledgeable about
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118materesal
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Well spent day in Dunedin! It was an awesome experience.
Highly recommended day your - Chris was nice, friendly and very informative. Will definitely recommend this to my
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U4178YAannem
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Beautiful Dunedin
Our tour guide was brilliant. I loved the tour but was a bit disappointed that we didn't have tickets to see the al
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richardtL9568WQ
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Otago Peninsula
We were very fortunate to see the both sealions and fur seals on a picture perfect beach on the Otago peninsula.
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Cy1175
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Soaring South Island Scenery
Architectural highlights of Dunedin included Otago University, Railroad station and steepest street in the world. L
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E2493VXaliciar
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Fantastic
Our guide Mel was very knowledgeable and humourous. I loved watching the sea lions and penguins. Lanarch Castle the
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petaswan
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Yellow-Eyed Penguins
The tour is a good combination of civilisation - sightseeing in Dunedin and Larnarch Castle - and nature - sea lion
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JLS1125
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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
A near-perfect day in terms of the tour, guide and weather. The tour was well designed with adequate time at each
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JohnWTravel
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Outstanding, educational and scenic, tour
We did this tour during a cruise ship port stop. Our group of 12 was very comfortable in our tour vehicle, and our
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terif413
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Amazing Day In Dunedin!
Our day with James was amazing! He was knowledgeable about Dunedin, the indigenous culture and all the wildlife in
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Dolly502014
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Half day
Chris picked us up from the ship in a minibus. As he’s lived in Dunedin for a number of years he was very knowledge
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Annie S
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Wonderful experience
The trip began with a very friendly guide meeting us at the port exit. The day got even better from then. The tra
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rma7477
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Nice trip and ride
I would recommend this day excursion as it gives a nice ride and taste of the country side through the area. The tr
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khowlettt
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Rainy Day in Dunedin
We were only in Dunedin for one day and this tour gave us a good overview of the area. Our guide was very knowledge
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KScott55
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Great driver/guide (Scott). Comfortable van.
Tour was as described. Had some fog in the morning but cleared late morning. Driver Scott was very informative an
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