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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
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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$70.37
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$70.37
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$60.99
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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.
Reviews (656)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A train buff's delight

We met the train at the port as we walked from our cruise ship. We then headed to the historic train station at Dunedin where we made our first stop. After a tour of the station and a view of the town we boarded our...More

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Uni break

A great day out away from Uni and studies. Met great people in the same carriage and lots of laughs along the way

Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Rich history and amazing views

An afternoon well spent. Definitely worth the time and money. Views are amazing. Couldn’t have seen those kind of views of the gorge travelling by car. Staff very friendly and helpful. Railway is rich in history as mentioned in the insightful commentary. Keep it going...More

Thank xtne
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

2  Thank krob8689
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BarbKob
6 October 2018|
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Response from lovetrav_9 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Regrettably I cannot answer you fully as I am in Spain at the moment and my records are at home of course. However I can advise you that you can book the tour independently and a coach will pick you up at the cruise... More
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