The Seasider - Palmerston return

On June 29 and 30 there is a bit of work happening in the Taieri Gorge but not to worry the train will still be running, but to Palmerston instead for a great seaside adventure. Departing at 12.30pm this is a great way to spend an afternoon.

From $95 per person

Dunedin to Palmerston

4.5 hrs return

112 km

Scheduled days

From: Dunedin To: Palmerston


The Seasider trip runs North of Dunedin on a section of railway which is considered a highlight in the rail network in New Zealand. 

Departing from the magnificent railway station in downtown Dunedin, this train travels along the edge of the Otago harbour, before climbing the gentle slopes above the port town of Port Chalmers. Over the hill the train emerges onto the dazzling splendour or Blueskin Bay revealing beautiful views over bays, inlets and beaches to finally reach the busy highway town of Palmerston. Along the way, we slow down at points of particular beauty or interest, giving you the opportunity to get that perfect photo.

Listen to the fascinating live commentary given by our train manager and learn about the remarkable history of the area.

Enjoy refreshments from the comfort of your seat all while gazing out the windows on the sparkling sea and rugged coast.

Once in Palmerston there is a 45 minute stop over  before you begin your trip back to Dunedin. We don't do this particular trip much these days so this is a great opportunity. Don't miss out. 

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