4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

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  • Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Duration:  7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was value for money at its best. The scenery on the train trip was outstanding and the country side, the old bridges and the 10 tunnels were amazing. The city sightseeing tour was also great, but I would have paid for this train journey by itself. A must to do in Dunedin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We really enjoyed this trip. The train trip through the gorge was amazing. The only down side for us was that we were there on the day they go to Middlemarch. Although this was a lovely little town and we had a great lunch there, unfortunately we had no time left to have a look at Dunedin. It was just a quick drive round and back to the ship.
We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

well organised, terrific value, comfortable and efficient transfers. A great tour

Julian L
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great trip, preassigned seating means you do not have to rush. The coach driver was extremely knowledgeable about the area and gave a lot of local information for the city tour. The train takes about 4hr for the return and is very scenic and beautiful. About $100 less per person than booking onboard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Fantastic. One of the best trips ever and great value for money. Our bus driver was entertaining and full of informative facts. Our train ride was comfortable with amazing picturesque country side, river and gorges to view. The staff on the train were a fun crew. I knew we had a tour of Dunedin but I didn't realise how extensive the tour was and how beautiful Dunedin was. We are so glad we took the tour thank you, thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great trip - would highly recommend it. We were picked up at the cruise terminal at Port Chambers and did the outward journey by bus as were a bit late getting off cruise ship and train had left. The views were amazing. The train journey back to Dunedin was equally as spectacular. We then had a bus tour of Dunedin. The driver had great local knowledge. We were back at the boat with lots of time to spare.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The train trip was absolutely breathtaking followed by a bus tour which showed so many highlights of Dunedin our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the area and made the day enjoyable everything was well organised

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Tour was great, well worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Everything worked perfectly our driver gave a fine description of the highlights we saw and he got us back to the ship on time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We had a great day. The views were just the best. Everybody involved with the day were most helpful. A big thank you to train staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was fantastic. Well planned, scenic and historically very interesting. Tour guide very knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The Taieri Gorge is very scenic. Lovely train trip with a couple of short stops along the way and a 20 minute stop at the end of the line before the return trip (about 4-4.5 hours return). The train has reasonably priced food on board (there is no food available to purchase at any of the stops). The highlight is the city sightseeing trip (about 2 hours) (all on board a coach with a couple of photo stops). Very informative guide.

Greg P
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This is a must do tour when visiting Dunedin.We arrived by cruise ship and was only about 100mtr walk from the cruise ship to our meeting point for the tour.The bus driver was prompt and very friendly 7 informative on our way to the train station to board our awaitng train,lovely old style carriages,the trip was really great and with lovely scenery,the staff on board went out of their way to make sure everyone was well looked after.The city tour after the train ride was top class 7 another great and informative driver.Once again viator has our vote,we saved $130 each person than by booking through the cruise ship.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Fantastic shore excursion , highly recommend . Dunedin is a very scenic place and the train trip was just great. ..perfect weather perfect day .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Pick up at the pier was great. Taieri Gorge Railway tour was awesome. Lots of photos of great scenery. Driver/guide very informative on our city sightseeing tour. Good value.

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