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Taieri Gorge Railway Journey from Dunedin provided by Taieri Gorge Railway

Taieri Gorge Railway Journey from Dunedin

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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.
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You'll start at
Dunedin Railway Station
3074332, Dunedin 9016, New ZealandDeparture Point: Dunedin Railway Station - Downtown Dunedin, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 7 minutes walk from the Octagon Please note - the standard trip to Pukerangi is four hours return and the Middlemarch trip is six hours return. All tours depart from and return to Dunedin Railway station.
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You'll end at
Dunedin Railway Station
3074332, Dunedin 9016, New ZealandDeparture Point: Dunedin Railway Station - Downtown Dunedin, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 7 minutes walk from the Octagon Please note - the standard trip to Pukerangi is four hours return and the Middlemarch trip is six hours return. All tours depart from and return to Dunedin Railway station.
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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
  • Great way to get to beyond developed parts of New Zealand
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. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Dunedin Railway Station, 3074332, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Rail Tour
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include local parking charges
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring cash for cafe carriage purchases.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible - please give us plenty of prior notice.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Old Bald Rocker wrote a review May 2020
111 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed a fabulous day trip with wonderful scenery, great commentary and super service. It knocked the Trans Alpine Railway we had done earlier in our holiday into a cocked hat! We would recommend this far more. We were lucky with the weather and being able to walk over one
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kathy wrote a review Apr 2020
573 contributions5 helpful votes
We learned, in advance, that this was voted one of the "Five Most Beautiful Train Journeys in New Zealand" and we were not disappointed. We did the round-trip option, departing from and returning to the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station, where a couple of local women were
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MelbourneKaz wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne120 contributions38 helpful votes
We did the one way trip out from Pukerangi to Dunedin after completing the Central Otago Rail Trail and we loved every minute of the journey. The views were spectacular, the commentary was friendly and warm and the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station was a joy to behold. The
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Steve_Vince wrote a review Apr 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom54 contributions1 helpful vote
Just a fabulously scenic train trip. Comfortable, well looked after, good commentary, good catering, and wonderful scenery. And the staff were tremendously helpful, not least when contacted by e-mail from the UK.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Phil N Robbie M wrote a review Apr 2020
Toowoomba, Australia63 contributions20 helpful votes
Amazing views with excellent commentary and refreshments aplenty on board. From Port Chalmers to the top of the Taieri Gorge, the scenery changes from coastal to Canterbury plains and up to top of he Gorge, scenery and engineering to marvel at on both sides.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway Journey from Dunedin
Responded 15 Apr 2020
Hi there Phil N Robbie M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the views and live onboard commentary, our team onboard do a great job of this. The scenery is indeed everchanging and reasonably untouched as you to travel into parts of Otago that can only be experienced by train. If you are ever back in Dunedin it would be great to have you onboard again :) Thanks and regards, Natasha Dunedin Railways
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I took hundreds of pictures!
We learned, in advance, that this was voted one of the "Five Most Beautiful Train Journeys in New Zealand" and we w
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Lochtravels
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Great Fun
After completing the Otago Rail Trail, the Taipei Gorge Train is the perfect way to end the adventure. Great scene
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Andrew N
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If you can this is well worth a trip (book ahead for discounts)
A lovely way to spend 4.5 hours. Clear informative narration , with wonderful views and very helpful staff.
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Michael P
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A must do for any rail enthusiast
What a great trip. Amazing scenery and engineering. Lots of photo opportunities. Excellent commentary.
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Miles D
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Short Train ride to sea the coast
We didn't expect much and enjoyed what we got to see. The train ride has comfortable seating and since there was
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Taiari Railway Tour
Had the opportunity to ride the Taleri Gorge Railway. Train picked us up on the pier where the ship was moored and
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RICHARDCFF
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Enjoyable train journey
The beautiful scenery is one reason why one takes the coastal train journey, but the whole experience was enhanced
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Nikgiven
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Way too long
Nice afternoon out, but way to long for us. Mostly enjoyed trip to halfway point, but then 2 hours back the same wa
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RJOJOHN
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Waste of time
This tour is a waste of time, as you can see, and stop, at the same views that you drive past to get from port to r
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Laceypefc60
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Brilliant
We have just returned from a trip to new Zealand and booked on a trip on the seasider train journey the journey was
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GeorgeBlackadder
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Great Little Railway
Stunning scenery on a 4.5 hours trip, admittedly diesel hauled, made this a great trip. Commentary, provided by D
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sprog
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Snatches of scenery but disappointed overall
The station is amazing beautiful grounds and incredible building. We boarded our train, a little warning here the s
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Kidz4u
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Beautiful train trip worth every penny
Stunning trip from Pukerangi to Dunedin on this rail line through stunning gorges and amazing rivers that would be
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Ingrid H
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Great experience
Came back from Pukerangi after the otago rail trail Fabulous train ride through amazing gorges and tunnels through
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Martin H
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A Classic Railway Station.
The journey starts at the Dunedin railway station. A magnificent building in the style of magnificent railway stati
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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