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Taieri Gorge Railway

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A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway - one of the world's great train trips and one of Dunedin's top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of...more
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Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4449
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did this trip with our two daughters aged 11 and 13.... they loved it!!! We loved it!!! Well worth the money. Scenery was breath taking and the staff were not only very informative but very pleasant and even comedic at times. Do it!!

Thank MrsWindy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landscape surrounding the Taieri Gorge Railway is very beautiful. It also presents the history of the region with the many viaducts, cottages, and more. A very nice and picturesque ride that we enjoyed a lot.

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled on a slightly damp and cold October morning. The views were stunning and, as mentioned in other reviews, you can catch them on the way down if your view is obscured in the first half. The commentary was very informative and delivered in typical...More

Thank mrandmrsfluff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train around midday and came back a little past 4, our kids enjoyed one way, having a snack from the restaurant wagon, but the way back would have been a little bit to long for them if it weren’t been for the...More

1  Thank schatzg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Had just completed the Otago Rail Trail. Took the Taieri Gorge train to Dunedin. Very scenic on both sides of the train. Nice old carriages, plenty of character. A beer from the buffet car, and this was a nice way to celebrate the rail trail...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway...and would highly recommend t everyone visiting beautiful Dunedin to do this..We booked from Australia before we left, but found we just could have booked at the statin on the day

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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

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Can you access money from your credit card on board Princess cruises?
3 May 2018|
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Response from DunedinRailways | Property representative |
Hi - the trains that depart from the wharf are part of the Cruise Ship shore excursion orgainised by the ship. If you would like to join this tour you will need to book through your shore excursion desk. Note the shore... More
20 February 2018|
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Response from DunedinRailways | Property representative |
Hi there - can you tell us the day you are travelling - some days we have a Taieri Gorge trip you could take and most days we also have a Seasider service. Thanks