On 25 Apr 2018
The Taieri Gorge train departs 9.30am on the 25th of April from Dunedin Railway Station. Included is the Taieri Gorge train trip with a guided walk around the famous Sutton salt lake and time for lunch in Middlemarch (lunch not included in fare)
You will be on the morning Taieri Gorge Train up to Pukerangi arriving at approximately 11.30am You'll be met by a coach that will take you on the approximately 20 minute trip up to Sutton Salt Lake. The Guided Walk around the lake (or salt flat depending on how wet it has been) will take about an hour. People are amazed by the almost moon like landscape and the interesting plant life. After your walk you will be transported to Middlemarch where you will have about three hours at leisure. This is more than enough time to explore the small town, have a leisurely lunch at the pub or a cafe and explore the interesting museum. At 4pm the coach will leave for your 20 minute trip back to Pukerangi to meet up with the Afternoon Train service and your spectacular trip down the gorge to Dunedin.
Remember to take a range of clothing for all weathers and good shoes for the walk.
Seat numbers are limited so book now! To Book click "book now' above, call 03 4774449 or come to the Dunedin Station booking office.
Please note: The group will be split in two and one group will do the tour in reverse - ie - go to Middlemarch first followed by the Sutton Salt lake walk.
Per adult: $89
Per child: $38
Note - The train will have food available while on board but facilities in Middlemarch are limited. There will be a BBQ running and the Kissing Gate cafe will be open but has limited seating and the hotel will not open until 1.00pm. There will be food available at both establishments but we do recommend purchasing the BBQ food or bringing food and drink should you not be able to get any food - we don't anyone to go hungry.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILD DUNEDIN FESTIVAL OF NATURE
22 - 25 April 2018
A festival for everyone to discover and explore Dunedin’s natural history, from the high lands to the high seas. (Ki uta ki tai). Festival organisers want locals and visitors to join them and celebrate our beautiful coastline, beaches, night skies and incredible wildlife.
Dunedin is New Zealand’s wildlife capital so come join us for a myriad of activities and events celebrating nature and conservation...take a walk on the wildside this April.
DATES: Starts on 22 April 2017 and continues over the weekend ending on Anzac Day (Wednesday the 25th).
Find out more about the activities on www.wilddunedin.nz
Contact: [email protected]