Commencing at the historic Dunedin Railway Station, the Taieri Gorge Railway is New Zealand's longest tourist railway.
If you are in the region it's a "must do" and it's a wonderful, relaxing way to see more of the beautiful Otago landscape.
So much to see
Following the Taieri River, the railway snakes its way for more than 60 kilometers, through ten tunnels and over century old viaducts, including the southern hemisphere's largest wrought iron structure.
Experience the beautiful Otago countryside as you sit back and relax in comfort to the clickety clack of train on track.
Regular stops allow ample time for you to take pictures of the rugged Otago landscape, and the onboard commentary provides a wonderful insight of the history of the region. Learn about the region's pioneers and of the hardships endured as they worked to open up the region's transport links.
With scenic viewing cars and on board refreshments, your comfort is ensured on this iconic New Zealand rail journey.
Taieri Gorge Railway and Otago Peninsula Day Trip
To make the most of your time in Dunedin, why not combine your train journey with a scenic tour of the Otago Peninsula? Following on from your train excursion, you will join a minibus for your Otago Peninsula sightseeing tour which takes in some of the regions stunning coastline.
Taieri Gorge Railway and Dunedin City Sightseeing Tour Shore Excursion
Another great option is to combine the railway journey with a Dunedin city sightseeing tour.
Following your train adventure, you return to Dunedin for a two hour afternoon city tour. Sit back and enjoy as your guide details the history of this beautiful city.
Your tour takes you past some of the regions iconic sights like the Otago University, and Baldwin Street (the world's steepest).
Your tour also takes you to the Botanical Gardens, the Otago Peninsula and harbor, and lots more.
At the end of the tour your hosts return you to your cruise ship.
What a great day out!
If you're coming to Dunedin, there's so much to see and do.
This beautiful region sits on a pretty harbor and is a nature lover's paradise.
Combined with the Scottish charms of Dunedin, we know you will love the region and all that it has to offer.
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