Welcome aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway - one of Dunedin's top attractions.
Combine a wealth of history with railway charm and the result is one of New Zealand’s best-loved scenic railway journeys.
Your journey begins by travelling through the Southern parts of Dunedin City, before the train turns onto the Taieri branch and meanders across the beautiful Taieri Plains before climbing into the gorge, a narrow and deep ravine carved out by the ancient Taieri River.
Negotiating the winding gorge, the train travels through ten tunnels and across numerous bridges including the famous Wingatui Viaduct – the second largest wrought iron structure in operation in the world.
This is a fascinating excursion into some of New Zealand’s most iconic scenery and history, where you will be amazed at natural beauty combined with the engineering feats of New Zealand’s early pioneers.
The open air platforms of the carriages provide the perfect photo opportunity, or enjoy a quiet drink from our on-board café, while the train manager shares fascinating stories about the environment and history of New Zealand’s gold rush era.
*Please note that due to the remote nature of this journey, mobile phone connection is limited and it is not always possible to use credit cards or eftpos in our buffet carriage. It is therefore recommended that you bring cash if you wish to purchase refreshments. We accept NZ, Australian and US dollars.
“The scenery is incredible the whole way from Outram to Pukerangi, and the staff were faultless.”
“Wonderful trip, great commentary, would recommend without hesitation.”
“Have wanted to do this for years and finally got the chance. This was absolutely the most fun afternoon.”