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 Scenic Rail 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.
Cruise Ship Visitors, Special Packages & Upcoming Events
Cruise Ship Visitors
Dunedin Railways welcomes passengers arriving by cruise ship. If you are mooring in Port Chalmers/Dunedin this is your opportunity to see stunning New Zealand scenery.
View the current specials and offers including group discounts, vouchers and seasonal deals.
Throughout the year we hold special events and run some great days out, especially in Middlmarch, Oamaru.
Dunedin Railway Journeys Map
View the map below to see our Otago train destinations. Choose an ocean rail adventure from Dunedin up the coastline to the historic town of Oamaru, or journey inland through the stunning Taieri Gorge to Middlemarch.