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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$70.96
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$70.96
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$61.50
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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 1 week ago
How to spend a great day out.

Started in Dunedin through the Taieri Gorge to Middlemarch distance 77km , through 12 tunnels, the views were lovely. plus the weather was good so you could see everything. Just be aware don't sit on the LEFT SIDE you will not get a good view..Arriving...More

Thank 627sarah1234
Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular

Very great trip with beautiful scenery. Our guard Bradley was very entertaining and informative. Overall an amazing trip!

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely New Zealand scenery

We travelled on the train on a beautiful crisp South Island day. Scenery not seen from a car travelling the highway. Amazement at how the workers managed to build that railway in such challenging conditions. Wonderful commentary throughout the journey with great humour. An awesome...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good, but not spectacular

I wish this trip lived up to the very enticing description. Nice views, sometimes interesting story, but otherwise it was a journey through heavily logged areas. Eventually we came across the river system which, if you have already travelled the South Island you would recognise...More

1  Thank Flossydots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable train trip

We have been meaning to go on this trip for a while, so thought it would be a good idea to do to celebrate our first year in New Zealand. Dunedin Railway Station is a glorious starting point for the trip with beautiful architecture and...More

Thank karencookson
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Villa800
11 July 2018|
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What time does the train depart please?
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Villa800
11 July 2018|
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Response from 2011travel54 | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour from the internet with Good Tours company. The people who booked from the ship had their own charter from the ship. Good Tours picked us up from the terminal by bus, took us to the train station to get the... More
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Hunn_13
28 May 2018|
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Response from 2011travel54 | Reviewed this property |
The one in the morning leaves at 9.30 am
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