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Taieri Gorge Railway: Tours & Tickets

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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must do trip! Lovely 4.5 hour return journey with plenty of opportunities for some great pictures. Lovely buffet carriage with a good variety of stock.More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GPhillipsMBE
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to place a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your journey with us. As you have mentioned there are a lot of great photo opportunites along the way and the buffet stocks a variety of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the afternoon round trip from Dunedin station which we thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery is unspoilt and stunning, excellent commentary very informative and you learn a lot about the history of the railway. We were in one of the old carriages which was very...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 357WendyL
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to place your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time onboard with us. The scenery is beautiful and we are glad to hear you found the live onboard commentary very informative, our staff on the train...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we live local and had never done this train ride, well.. now we are going to do the rest on offer.. loved it. saw parts of n.z history and parts of the country others will never see. the guides on the train telling us about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shane t
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Shane, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the train. As you say it is a great journey for locals as well, as this scenery is only easliy accessible by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very relaxing and pleasant experience. Some fantastic scenery along the way. Very nice with the commentary and short stops along the way.More

Thank Dale D
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Dale D, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear you found this journey relaxing, it certainly is nice being able to sit back and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a train. The scenery is lovely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled on the Dunedin to Pukerangi and back. The weather was a bit iffy so we probably didn't see the gorge at it's most stunning, but it was beautiful. The commentary was good and explained about the invasion of the gorge by non-native species....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janine B
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Janine B, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the scenery, the gorge is beautiful in all weather conditions. It's great to hear you made it to our open air platforms to take some great photos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to our trip, we traveled on a tuesday morning and the train wasn't full. It was warm and comfortable and there was a food car where you could purchase food and drink and also toilets. The staff are all very friendly...More

Thank Ausausaus
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you were comfortable on your journey with us. Our staff are very knowledgeable and do a great job onboard. However we are sorry to hear you found the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is nothing much to see. The place to stand outside was to small. It limited for a few person. But food on the train was good.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Varavuth C
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Varavuth C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Generally we get great feedback about the beautiful ever-changing scenery of the Taieri Gorge, so we are sorry to hear you feel there wasn't much to see. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must do when in Dunedin, visit the iconic Railway Station first and then get aboard the refurbished carriages and prepare to be gobsmacked by the amazing Taieri Gorge. If possible on the return change seats with your neighbour to enable you to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kasper454
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Kasper454, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your journey on the Taieri Gorge Railway. The Dunedin Railway Station itself is a beautiful building and the Taieri Gorge is an iconic journey both...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a train journey for 4 1/2hr through exciting scenery. Comfortable ride, excellent narration by Darryl, and great photos though it was drizzling. High priced at NZ 115 per head for the return journey.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank weiminn2018
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there weiminn2018, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the beautiful, every-changing scenery of the Taieri Gorge and managed to capture some great pictures - there certainly are some brilliant photographic opportunities along the...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019

Did this in low season in the primary school vacation. Double whammy.. Low season means closed carriages, vacation means lots of kids. Take note, I have been travelling the country North and South in a campervan for 5 weeks before doing this. Scenery is ok...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hedzer89
DunedinRailways, Marketing Executive at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Hedzer89, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your feedback is important to us. We are sorry to hear you would have preferred to take this journey at a different time of year. The majority of our carriages year-round are...More

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pjwaz
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We used Viatour and purchased train tickets at the station. The bus dropped us at the station and gave us a pickup time. The older cars were fine. I don’t recall just passengers on the ship’s excursion in newer ones. The... More
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pjwaz
February 9, 2019|
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Hi There, It certainly will be. We are just in the process of finalising our schedule for next summer and will enter it shortly into our booking system. Please keep an eye on website for details. Cheers Chris... More
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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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