Yes. All carriages are heated or air conditioned to suit the outside weather conditions.

No the viewing platform carriage will not be available to take photos.

This is a place where you can enjoy the scenery, stretch your legs, and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy the serenity and the rare opportunity to relax and watch while the train is being prepared for the return journey.

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For things to do in Waitati contact the i-SITE Dunedin Visitor Centre

For the comfort of all passengers, the only dogs allowed on our trains are guide dogs, hearing dogs and mobility assistance dogs.

Yes. Please confirm [email protected] at least 24 hours before your trip. Limited space available.

No. For the safety and comfort of everyone, no-one is permitted to smoke on our trains.

Please check the 'timetables and fares' on the home page.

"Dunedin Railway Station Dunedin 9016" is what Google says.

"1 Anzac Square Dunedin 9016" or "22 Anzac Ave Dunedin 9016" are also addresses that are sometimes used.

Wear comfortable, casual clothes. Our trips offer the option to disembark, so flat shoes are recommended.

Think of the train like an airplane. We are unable to carry gas/fuel, ammunition, fireworks etc. If you are thinking of carrying any dangerous goods please let us know so we can advise transport options.

Yes both trips have a café available on board, please refer to the menu.

No just water.

We have a café available on-board, please refer to the menu.

All public train trips commence and end at the Dunedin Railway Station.

Yes. There is at least one toilet on each of our passenger carriages.

The trip is suitable for all weather types as all carriages are enclosed and heated. A change in the weather can noticeably change the scenery on offer. It is a fantastic all weather trip and can be enjoyed any time of the year. We would encourage you to bring an umbrella if the weather is looking like it might rain.

Yes! All our trips are suitable for children, they are usually fascinated by the scenery, love to count the tunnels or like to ask the friendly crew lots of questions. 

The children’s ticket is for children aged 2-15 (inclusive). For children under 2, please include a free Infant / Toddler ticket when purchasing tickets to reserve a seat for them.

No. General Admission seating. No reserved seating. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

It is highly recommended. All bookings are online only.

You can find information on the home page or purchase a ticket at the Dunedin iSite, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin, 034743300, [email protected]

There is plenty of pay-and-display parking available around the Dunedin Railway Station and at NZ $5 for the whole day it is nice and cheap. However, make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure so you don't miss the train.

Make sure arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Absolutely! Make sure your battery is fully charged and you’ve got plenty of space on your memory card to capture the unforgettable scenery and precious moments along the journey.

Limited storage on board. Please don’t take it on board if it isn’t absolutely needed. You will not be able to keep it near your seat as space in the carriages is limited.

If your event has been cancelled, we’ll be in touch to confirm when your refund will be processed and what action you need to take.

We’ll also get in touch if your event is rescheduled. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date but if you can’t make it, you can get a refund once the new date has been announced.

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