Amazing. Crew aboard the train were fantastic and added to the experience.
We had a great day ,the train trip was amazing with great views and history had the best sausage roll ever in the snack bar on train
Great trip fantastic views very well organised loved every minute well worth doing
Wonderful day, everything ran like clockwork, such an added thrill to have the city sights added to the rail journey. So much more for so much less as offered by the Ship.
The excursion was great. Our ship arrived in port late so we were bused to the top of the gorge which added another dimension to the trip. The staff were great and very informative as to what we were seeing. The city tour was likewise very interesting and provided great insight into the early days and what has occurred since. It was a lot better than many of the tours run by the cruise company if for no other reason than there were fewer people and you received more personalized attention.
The highlight of the day was the Taieri Gorge Railway which started from the picturesque train station--notice the tiled floor in the lobby. Although the restored antique cars were perfectly comfortable, we stood most of the trip outside on the platform between cars to get the most of the terrific views. On the recommendation of a local we went to the Ironic Café just across from the train station for lunch. The seafood chowder was sensational--best we've ever had. The 2-hour city tour was sort of anti-climactic after that, but Dunedin is a pretty town and I would love to go back. Didn't even have time to go to the Cadbury factory right down town. Man!!
A fantastic tour! The Taieri Gorge is a fabulous place.
Our tour guide around Dunedin has an infectious affection for Dunedin, a great young fellow.
Our cruise ship arrived too late to catch the train, but our bus driver said that was a good thing. He was right because the bus trip to the train turn-around at Pukerangi afforded wonderful views of the countryside that we would not have seen had we taken the train up the gorge and back. The train ride back to Dunedin gave us plenty of opportunity to experience the Taieri River gorge.
Excellent the Taieri Gorge Railway tour is well worth it with some excellent views. The station at Dunedin is spectacular too
Great trip, We really enjoyed the railway tour. Our city sightseeing was cut short as we were on a cruise ship and had to be back at the ship. However our guide did take us to the main areas.
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