The railroad station is beautiful and the train ride was comfortable and pleasant. The stops along the way were just ok as people were hawking their wares and souvenirs. There was a blind dog at one of the stops that was as sweet as pie and he loved everyone petting him. I would definitely buy this trip online and not through the cruise line as it was double the price.
It was a great experience. The scenery was breathtaking. The train staff members were very friendly and helpful. A trip to remember!
Excellent tour, a full day. Scenic and encompassing of Dunedin and countryside. Take this tour.
Great day, great tour, fantastic scenery, very enjoyable.
We were expecting to get on the railway, however we ended up getting a city tour; our itinerary changed without our knowledge. The tour that we did go on was good. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.
We enjoyed the Train Trip and the scenery was great. The train broke down that day but we were able to hook onto the following Boat Train and I got some great photos of the extended train carriages on the viaducts and sweeping bents of the track.
excellent tour we were picked up at the ship and transported into 1 of the best days ever the train trip was spectacular and the tour of Dunedin was great the drivers were very informative even the weather cooperated thanks again would highly recommend this trip with viator 10 out of 10
The Taieri Gorge train ride was very nice with spectacular views. That was the major highlight of the our visit to Dunedin and it met our expectations. The tour around Dunedin was also very informative along with going to areas that provided spectacular views. The stop for lunch would have been better spent if we had known more about some of the local eateries within walking distance from the train station. Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Dunedin. It was one of the better excursions we have taken.
We were picked up from the port on time. The train ride was spectacular and the tour round Dunedin was interesting. We were returned to the port in plenty of time to board before departure.
Fantastic excursion, through the Gorges. Joe the guide was great and our day was spectacular. I enjoyed the beverage car, the scenery, the stops along the way- highly recommend to all travelers.
Train ride and city tour were wonderful. Beautiful landscape and city. Tour narration was great. Price for tour on Viator was less than 1/2 the price that the cruise line for the same tour. If you take this tour, verify where you are picked up and by who for the train ride. We got off the cruise ship and there was some confusion on who was picking us up. We almost missed the tour.
Our ship the Radiance of the Seas was docked at Port Chalmers about 16K from Dunedin, we had read previous reviews, We nearly did not take this tour as we would have to get to Dunedin Railway Station under our own steam. As it turned out we were texed the night before to say we would be picked up on the jetty in Port Chalmers, and returned back to the ship after our City tour. This meant we were able to relax, we thoroughly enjoyed the railway, and the city tour in particular was enthralling. Our dealings were with an outfit called "good company" and they were great, Our costs for the day were less than half had we booked on through the ship.
Please make sure people are aware of the pick up and drop off - they may not have a mobile phone with them or switched on.
Great tour for anyone who likes trains.
The trip was amazing. The staff at the train station and the bus/tour guide could not have been more helpful. We here amazed at how much trouble they went to in their endeavour to assist us and ensure that we were able to meet the bus to be part of the site seeing tour of Dunedin.
The only down side to the day was the fact that the train was over 30 minutes late leaving Dunedin and the train trip took another 30 minutes longer than scheduled.
This extra hour took up the 45 minutes gap that we should have had to get from the train station to the place where the bus trip was departing from.
The train staff rang ahead for us and the bus picked us up at the train station.
We felt very sorry for the other people on the bus who had a 20 minute delay while waiting for us to join them.
The bus driver was amazing and very knowledgeable of the city of Dunedin and we would recommend both parts of the tour.
Dunedin is a beautiful city.
Probably one of the best things we did in NZ.
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