Book a journey on the afternoon train and receive a $10 voucher for the onboard buffet
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Departing from the Iconic Dunedin Railway station daily at 3pm, this 4.5 hour return journey into the Taieri Gorge is an experience that will stay with you long after you get off the train. With live on-board commentary, stunning views, comfortable carriages and a buffet stocked with local food and drink - this journey provides the perfect opportunity for a romantic experience with a loved one or an entertaining afternoon out with family and friends.
- Spectacular scenery only accessible by train
- Entertaining and informative onboard commentary
- Open air platforms
- Sharing food and snacks available
- Variety of NZ wine, beer and soft drinks
- Great photo opportunities
- Friendly knowledgeable staff
- Countless bridges and viaducts
- Bathrooms onboard
The Taieri Gorge Railway is beautiful at all times of day, but there are a few things that make the afternoon journey particularly special:
The landscape - traveling on the afternoon train will allow you to experience the gorge in the late afternoon light. Enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat or visit an open-air platform to experience the scenery in all its glory
A chance to unwind - riding on the afternoon train is a great way to unwind for the day. With limited cellphone service and WiFi, you will find yourself off the beaten track, allowing you to be fully immersed in the experience
Enjoy the buffet - the afternoon is a perfect time to enjoy some delicious local food and drink with stunning views and great company
Receive a FREE $10 voucher to use for food and beverage at the onboard buffet when you book on the afternoon train only!
To redeem your $10 voucher, simply select the "$10 Food & Beverage Voucher" at checkout when booking online, or mention this promo to our staff members when booking via email, over the phone or at the front desk. You will receive your voucher when you check in on the day of travel. Please note: vouchers are limited to 1 per adult.
*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.
“An amazing train ride. The scenery was just a delight, always changing. It was a lovely afternoon out. Enjoyed by...”
“Absolutely amazing scenery, comfortable ride - everybody was happy and enjoying themselves.”
“Wonderful trip, great commentary, would recommend without hesitation.”