Visitors and locals alike assert that if there's one thing to be sure to do in Dunedin, it's a ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Get out of the city, enjoy stunning views, and absorb interesting historical information all in one place by taking a ride.
Providing connections to Pukerangi and Middlemarch, trains leave daily in the mornings and afternoons, and rides are complete with live commentary telling of the history of the area as well as notes about the sights that are passed by.
Be sure to check out the observation platform for the best views of the spectacular gorge, beautiful plains, and tranquil Taieri River while experiencing the work of Dunedin's pioneers, who built the train tunnels by hand over a hundred years ago.
Make sure to check the timetables listed on the website, as they change seasonally, and book online. The train will take you to either Pukerangi or Middlemarch, also serving as a leg of the journey to Queenstown and Central Otago. Take advantage of the map onboard to track where you're going.
If you're driving to the train station, parking is available for a fee.