Dunedin Railways specialises in scenic train trips into the spectacular Central Otago Hinterland and up the rugged Otago coast north of Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Taieri Gorge Railway and The Seasider train trips offer unique and panoramic views over ever-changing scenery. There are opportunities for photos where the train either slows down or stops for you to disembark. There is a licenced Café and bar on board and live commentary on all trips.

Dunedin Railways also run to events  and the trains can be chartered for private or corporate functions.  The Taieri Gorge Railway is the ideal way to start or finish the Otago Central Rail Trail and there is a coach link creating a unique way to get between Dunedin and Queenstown or Wanaka.

There is no better way to explore the beautiful Dunedin and Otago countryside than from the comfort of a train. So, sit back, relax and let us do the driving.

Our Featured Journeys

Combine a touch of history with a touch of magic and the result is some of New Zealand’s best scenic railway journeys.  The Taieri Gorge Railway travels through the spectacular Taieri River Gorge, offering amazing views and gives a fascinating insight to the building of the railway line and life of those hardy pioneers.  The Seasider travels along the picturesque Otago Harbour before traversing the cliff tops overlooking the dazzling Pacific Ocean.

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Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi

One of the world’s great train trips.

  • Price: from $91
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Pukerangi
  • Duration: 4 hrs return
  • Distance: 116 km
  • Operates: daily

Taieri Gorge to Middlemarch

Extend your trip with time in beautiful Middlemarch

  • Price: from $113
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Middlemarch
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 154 km
  • Operates: Fri & Sun

Queenstown Connection

Connecting Dunedin and Queenstown by train and road transport

  • Price: from $195
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Central Otago
  • Duration: 8 hrs one way
  • Distance: 277km
  • Operates: Most days

The Waitati Seasider

The luxurious Silver Fern train runs regular short trips.

  • Price: from $50
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Waitati
  • Duration: 90 mins return
  • Distance: 56 km
  • Operates: Scheduled days

The Moeraki Seasider

A scenic trip and two hours at the boulders

  • Price: from $99
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Moeraki
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Distance: 180 km
  • Operates: Seasider days

The Oamaru Seasider

Oneway or return trips to historic & funky Oamaru

  • Price: from $109
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Oamaru
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Distance: 256km
  • Operates: Seasider days

Lions Club of South Dunedin Taieri Gorge Walk

This event is now sold out.

  • Price: from $59
  • From: Dunedin
  • To: Taieri Gorge
  • Duration: 6.5 hrs (2.5hr walk)
  • Distance:
  • Operates: 07/05/17
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