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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

  • 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
Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin
From US$64.10
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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$73.93
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$73.93
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$80.97
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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 weeks ago
Wonderful snowy trip

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents....oh wait. It was a cold and snowy day! While there was not much snow in the city, most of the hills around were quite well blanketed in white from the overnight snowfalls. The...More

1  Thank Gnuthad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the Taieri Gorge

We loved our train trip through the Taieri Gorge. The scenery was fantastic and the narration was informative and amusing . The staff were all really friendly and helpful. The buffet car has a good selection on offer and the prices were reasonable. I left...More

Thank Julie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taieri Gorge Railway

The gentleman at the booking office was very helpful and friendly and explained about the trip very well indeed. This is a must see it was like another world so peaceful and serene. The tour guide so informative. Just a suggestion to the people who...More

Thank Stotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stunning views and a wonderful trip even when drizzling and cloudy

We are a family of 4 and did the return trip to Pukerangi . This was a wonderful way to see some great scenery and just a brilliant and relaxing way to spend an afternoon . Take the time to have a look at the...More

1  Thank JULIE N
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Awesome scenery

What a fantastic day. Magnificent stunning scenery. Would have given 5 stars but I felt there was a lack of outside viewing platforms.... 2 viewing platforms for 4 carriages. Overall it was an enjoyble trip.

Thank Gail M
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28 May 2018|
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Response from 2011travel54 | Reviewed this property |
The one in the morning leaves at 9.30 am
24 May 2018|
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Response from 2011travel54 | Reviewed this property |
We booked off the internet with Good Tours and they pick you up from the cruise terminal. The train leaves at 9.30 am in the morning. Google cruise ship tours Dunedin and they are very well set up for taking passengers on... More