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Taieri Gorge Railway

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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...more
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Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled 9 Dec. Very nice train ride through the gorges with plenty of scenery to take in. Also good for train enthusiasts with plenty of old tunnels and bridges. We took the afternoon 2.30 pm ride. Only 50 or so people on eight carriages and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Denis B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable train trip with great scenery and interesting history. Suitable outing for all weather. We went on a Sunday and there were track repairs taking place so we were bussed 20 minutes down the line to pick up the train. There was also a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We traveled on the 0930 train through the Gorge in a lovely restored 1920s rail car. The train is designed for sight-seeing so travels no faster than 40 km/hour. You can ride outside on the open.platforms to take photos (but other guests tend to "park"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caringinthemoment
Reviewed 6 days ago

Onboard the Sun Princess cruise ship we chose to do the Tairere Gorge Railway trip combined with a tour of Larnach Castle as our shore excursion. All I can say is WOW! The rail trip is fantastic! The scenery is superb along with the fantastic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fieryred33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride was amazing, with fantastic views. The commentary was enjoyable and the train comfortable. We travelled with a 5yo and 2yo. It was very useful to have the table for the kids to do activities once they got bored of the view. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pippa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Caught the special train that leaves direct from the cruise ship. Getting on and off was a breeze with a handicapped traveler. Lunch and snacks were excellent, wine in particular was a really nice touch. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not book independently as cruise ship I was on had block booked the train so paid $ 300 p/p to enjoy the experience through the ship. They counted out passengers to fill seats with no regard to group bookings . We were 2 couples...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous country, friendliest people and a great day out! The train is an old one, and seating is tight if you have long legs as I do... there is a tasty lunch served with New Zealand wines... they have souvenirs available for purchase and accept...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PattiF109
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must half day trip for visitors to Dunedin. The restored train was very comfortable and travelled the faces of steep gorges and crossed many bridges. Views and photo opportunities were exquisite, a couple of stops to stretch the legs and take more photos.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HappyTraveller128
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am totally not interested in trains but this journey was AMAZING! The scenery was so fantastic, and the historical details interesting. I really enjoyed myself, the plants were all flowering along the way and the river was flooding below us. I cannot recommend it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharon C
31 October 2018|
Response from HeatherC3418 |
I am so sorry, today is the 14th nov, and i have just seen this message. i hope you had a wonderful day.
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Can you access money from your credit card on board Princess cruises?
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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