• Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 61.03 View price calendar

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Take a scenic round-trip through the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island on this 4-hour Taieri Gorge railway journey from Dunedin. Depart from downtown Dunedin’s attractive railway station and head deep into the Taieri Gorge by train. Gaze out over ever-changing corners of the New Zealand countryside inaccessible by road. With informative and entertaining live commentary on board, gain insight into the railway’s construction and the challenges faced by the engineers. Enjoy sightseeing stops on route and discover top attractions around Dunedin.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Rail Tour

What You Can Expect

Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

Taieri Gorge Railway and the Notches

Customer Reviews

Rodney H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Everything was as we expected, all very well organised, running on time, excellent commentary, markets at the half way mark where locals had their hand made knitted items etc. Shuttles to and from the boat came every 10 mins so there was no waiting. Dunedin Railway Station is stunning. There is some walking involved down one way up the other way. But a very entertaining trip.

chrissymaree Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Extremely interesting trip through the Gorge and learning the history surrounding it.
Very scenic journey through tunnels and viaducts.

Great commentary and well stocked cafe on board providing drinks, coffee and tea , cakes and sandwiches and some hot food as well .

Most enjoyable day

James P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A great ride from the Dunedin railway station which is a beautiful building in itself. The ride up the gorge was amazing filled with beautiful scenery and knowledgeable commentary from the conductor on board. There was a snack car available and at Pukerangi where the train turned around we were met by local women with crafts for sale. Travel up on one side of the car then move to the other side for the return trip for the best views.

john t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great scenery, comfortable seats not cramped with good buffet car. Better in my view than the Alaka Yukon White Rail journey

Elizabeth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a very enjoyable trip in vintage but surprisingly comfortable wooden carriages the commentary was informative but light hearted and the views were terrific with lots of opportunities to step outside to get better photos plenty of refreshments on the train if you wish but no pressure to buy.

Raelene J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

just love the railway station itself, friendly staff and very informative, the scenery is spectacular and the train ride itself was great, not much else to say except thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Such beautiful scenery.

Ei S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was awesome. Spring or summer is highly recommended to see unique wild flowers over the mountain.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic experience. Cruise ship had booked earlier service and decided we would leave port earlier than planned, but staff from Taieri railway arranged a shuttle for us when we got back and coordinated with cruise staff to ensure we made It back on time. Thanks!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A must for railway fans and mountain viewers alike. You go from the impressive Railway Station at Dunedin through very stunning scenery. The photos don't do it justice go and see it instead.

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