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Taieri Gorge Railway

Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway - one of the world's great train trips and one of Dunedin's top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful and ever changing scenery which can not seen from the road! With sightseeing stops, on board cafe, outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin - not to be missed.
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Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dave our guide was the highlight, very witty, engaging and knowledgeable of our trip. Exceeding good train humour

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The train through the Taieri Gorge is a spectacular journey through this beautiful gorge. You will marvel at the Scenery and at how the track was constructed clinging to the sides of the gorge and running over numerous bridges and through tunnels. The old wooden...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third time I e done this trip - Each time was different but wholly enjoyable. The modern cars are comfortable but if you are feeling line being rattled around ride the older cars. Riding in the open air is always refreshing if not bracing in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train runs through some spectacular scenery, ever changing. We had arranged to be met at the end and then continued our sightseeing by van. the whole experience was superb.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a train enthusiast this was a must do trip. Departing Dunedin station you are away for the better part of the day. We were in allocated seating but moved to the dining car with its panoramic views. The train travels through scenic gorges and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! We really enjoyed this trip through the Taiere Gorge with it's stunning scenery. The beautiful Taiere River accompanied us all the way as the train wound its way up through the gorge. A stop at the top allowed us to enjoy the snow capped...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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AlPotts
3 May 2018|
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Response from DunedinRailways | Property representative |
Hi - the trains that depart from the wharf are part of the Cruise Ship shore excursion orgainised by the ship. If you would like to join this tour you will need to book through your shore excursion desk. Note the shore... More
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MaffManf
20 February 2018|
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Response from DunedinRailways | Property representative |
Hi there - can you tell us the day you are travelling - some days we have a Taieri Gorge trip you could take and most days we also have a Seasider service. Thanks
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