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“great experience”

Taieri Gorge Railway
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US$65.52*
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Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin
Ranked #3 of 49 Tours in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Excellent train trips and the railway is so well presented too and a very great experience for people living out of town just on a visit or just as a days activity

Visited December 2013
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Tasmania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A must do train trip”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I had always wanted to do the Taieri Gorge train trip and when we were in Dunedin in May we did it. It was great and we even had perfect weather! The commentary was really good and interesting, especially on how the train track was built. The scenery is lovely and we had all the autumn colours showing. It cost $89 and I thought it was worth every cent considering it is run by lots of volunteers.

Visited May 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A fabulous little rail trip.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were travelling with friends and decided to book the Taieri Gorge Railway trip in conjunction with The Good Company 2 hour Dunedin tour, both were very worthwhile. The train and facilities were great with food available on board from the cafe car. The commentary on how the railway was built was very informative and an amazing feat when you consider it was all done with pick and shovel. Spectacular scenery amazing railway bridges and deep gorges. The team running the train are all very friendly and most helpful.

Visited May 2014
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MurrayBond, Public Relations Manager at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hello and thanks for taking the time to review Taieri Gorge Railway. We are pleased you had a good trip out with us and hope to see you back another time.
Barbara Reid, Marketing Manager, TGR
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

A fabulous day, awesome weather, great commentary on the way, we did the Sunday trip that went up to middlemarch. Pub had cider on tap, what more could I ask for!

Visited May 2014
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MurrayBond, Public Relations Manager at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Fantastic - makes me wish I was on board right now! Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you had a great day out with us and hope that we see you again another time.
Barbara Reid, Marketing Manager, TGR
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Gorge railway”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Really enjoyed this, excellent views all the way, better than the Trans-Alpine train journey to me. Open carriages for photo's etc as well as comfortable seats. A couple of interesting stops on the way.

Visited February 2014
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MurrayBond, Public Relations Manager at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi there - thank you for your kind comments about Taieri Gorge railway - we feel quite honoured. We are very pleased you had a good trip and hope that we may see you again another time!
Barbara Reid, Marketing Manager, TGR
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