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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

From US$66.30
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
From US$66.30
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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$66.26
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$72.08
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$83.73
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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 3 days ago
A Very Good Cruise Ship Excursion - But Pricey!

We did the Taleri Gorge train trip from Dockside in Dunedin - not the same as the trip from the railway station - this train is entirely dedicated to ship's passengers - in this case Princess Cruises. Very expensive, but very nice. Princess did a...More

1  Thank Charles C
Reviewed 3 days ago
Another good day out

Although we enjoyed the Taieri Gorge Railway, it wasn’t as good as it had been built up to be. We always attempt to give fair and honest reviews and realise and accept that there may be several factors for our reluctance in giving this adventure...More

Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 4 days ago
Not that great..

I know many will not agree with me BUT this is MY opinion.. We went on the train trip, it was a miserable day , cold and wet, maybe if the weather was better it would help. The gorges were nothing special only a small...More

Thank toycp
Reviewed 4 days ago
Good but not amazing

Note that the operation is now rebranded as Dunedin Railways. We did the Dunedin to Pukerangi Journey. An interesting 4 hours but the PR images used by the providers are not readily taken from the (moving) train. Why cannot the train slow down a little...More

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
Reviewed 5 days ago
Spectacular views, a day well spent, children travel for free

The 6-hour round trip went in a flash. The train was warm and comfortable (in low season) as there were spare seats. There were plenty of windows even above our heads and we could go outside during the ride to take photos or enjoy the...More

Thank Maggie C
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