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.
This is a fascinating journey into some of New Zealand’s most iconic scenery and history, where passengers are amazed at the engineering feats of New Zealand’s early pioneers, set among the stunning landscape of the gorge.
Negotiating the winding gorge, the comfortable 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.
Enjoy refreshments from the on-board café, or take that must-have photo from one of the open air platforms, all 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.
“Very beautiful train journey”
“Amazing that the workers managed to build the railway in such challenging conditions. Wonderful commentary...”
“The line is a wonderful and unique piece of NZ history and a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.”