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Taieri Gorge Railway - Scenic Rail Tour - Return

Come and experience a world class train journey aboard Dunedin's prestige tourist train on the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Highlights

  • Begin your journey from Dunedin’s iconic railway station – a must see visitor attraction
  • See and travel across Wingatui Viaduct – New Zealand’s largest wrought iron structure
  • Conditions allowing, an opportunity to walk across a railway bridge – an excellent photo opportunity
  • Feel the breeze in your hair as you stand on the open air platforms for awesome photo opportunities
  • Hear and learn about the early pioneers and the building of the line with our on board commentary
  • Relax with your favourite beverage and snack from our cafe carriage

Taieri Gorge Railway – operated by Dunedin Railways is one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions.

Departing daily from Dunedin’s iconic railway station and into the spectacular Taieri Gorge, this train travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery that can not be seen from the road.

With sightseeing stops, on board cafe and outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all – weather activity and one of the key attractions – not to be missed. This sensational train trip provides unique photo opportunities and incredible panoramic views over ever changing scenery – A simply magical journey not to be missed.

Departures:

  • Summer: October 1st to April 14th daily departures –

    9.30am, returning 2:00pm -

    3.00pm, returning 7:30pm

  • Winter: May to September departures - Mon to Sat departs at 12.30pm returns between 4.30pm and 5.00pm.
  • Adult $115.00
    Child $29.00

    What's included

    • Carriages are fully enclosed with heating, panoramic windows and air conditioning
    • There is an informative live commentary on all trips and photo stops en route whenever possible

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • Child price applies to ages 2 to 14. Infants under 2 free.

      Please call & confirm the booking with the station prior to your departure date.

    Available Bookings from September 15 to September 21

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Tue 15 Sep
    Wed 16 Sep
    Thu 17 Sep
    Fri 18 Sep
    Sat 19 Sep
    Sun 20 Sep
    Mon 21 Sep

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $115.00
    • Child$29.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Hanno from Germany wrote on 20 February 2020

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    Astounding landscapes & good entertainment

    We really enjoyed the ride with the old and gorgious carriages through the marvelous countryside of Otago. Thanks to the staff for an unforgettable afternoon.

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    Tracy Milnes from United Kingdom wrote on 03 February 2020

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    Great day out

    Great train journey , informative guide and lots of opportunities to view the gorgeous scenery and some quick stop offs for photos - lovely way to spend a few hours

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    Elaine Monks from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2020

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    Beautiful scenery

    Stunning scenery, enjoyable afternoon

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    Karen from Australia wrote on 29 December 2019

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    Great afternoon train ride

    What a great afternoon exploring the gorge by train. Comfortable seating with just the right amount of commentary. The scenery is beautiful and changing all the time. We travelled with a three yr old who slept on the way up.

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    Rachit Mehrotra from Australia wrote on 28 December 2019

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    Beautiful scenic rail trip

    Trip is well worth the money. Train ride is comfortable and goes through various scenic parts of Taieri Gorge. Food and drink options available on the train throughout the journey and carriages are well looked after and maintained. Commentary is insightful as well. Would highly recommend.

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