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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
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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.
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.
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.
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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 yesterday
Nostalgia....for an ex railway man

Everyone that I know says it is one of the best in the world..so it was a birthday present surprise for a retired railway man. Truly magnificent scenery, a trip I won't forget, and worth every dollar. Nice staff, clean carriages. Nothing to fault excepting...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 4 days ago
My 5 year old and I loved it

I suppose it helps for you to like trains like we do, but speaking as someone who has taken their fair share of heritage rail journeys, this was really an excellent trip. Fantastic mountain scenery, huge bridges, and comfortable period train cars--with external platforms for...More

Thank MgDginOZ
Reviewed 6 days ago
Spectacular Scenery

Otago turned on a beautiful sunny July day, and our 4 hour train trip was worth every cent! The scenery is spectacular, the train staff were helpful, there was an informative and amusing commentary during the trip, and I am in awe of the skills...More

1  Thank Lynette O
Reviewed 9 June 2018
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

2  Thank Gnuthad
Reviewed 8 June 2018
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
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