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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 January 22 to January 28

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Wed 22 Jan
    Thu 23 Jan
    Fri 24 Jan
    Sat 25 Jan
    Sun 26 Jan
    Mon 27 Jan
    Tue 28 Jan

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $80.50
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $80.50
    • Child$29.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult $80.50
    • Child$29.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $80.50
    • Child$29.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $80.50
    • 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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    Robert Stack from Australia wrote on 23 August 2019

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    Brilliant trip through the Taieri Gorge

    Absolotely brilliant train trip, loved every minute of it. The scenery is spectacular and the commentary throughout the trip is excellent. The canteen on board is sufficient for what you would need - i had a deluxe lunch pack pre-ordered and it was fresh and worth the money. Highlight of my trip to NZ!

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    Patrick from New Zealand wrote on 04 August 2019

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    Relax, fabulous view, kind staffs

    I went this with whole of my family. My parents, me, wife, two little girls and my nephew. We had really good time. Highly recommended

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    Jan from United Kingdom wrote on 11 April 2019

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    An enjoyable day out

    We were lucky with the weather so we were able to stand on the viewing platforms which I think makes for a good experience and better photo opportunities.

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    Michie Kodama from Japan wrote on 18 April 2019

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    日本の深い谷みたい

    ダニーデンの駅、列車ともに趣があり素敵でした。また座席も空いていてくつろげました。峡谷の風景は日本の山奥にある少し深い谷を進んでいるような感じで特に目新しさ、感動はありませんでした。川の水は濁っています。終点に近くなると景色がひらけて気持ち良かったです。値段が高いので星3つ。

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    Christine from United Kingdom wrote on 01 April 2019

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    What a journey!

    Wonderful half day seeing some amazing sights. The train itself was beautiful and let you feel like you were back in time. Fantastic renovation of the carriages.

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