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Taieri Gorge Railway

Anzac Square | P.O. Box 140, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3 477 4449
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Ranked #8 of 39 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife & I recently went on the Taieri Gorge train and thoroughly enjoyed the journey, the scenery and the cheerful commentary which shed light on the history of the line and some of the personalities associated with it. Unfortunately, similar to some other attractions on which I have commented, there was little in the way of smiling and interaction... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The train trip was OK for a one way travel as it is quite a long journey at slow speed. If you never have been to a train and through hills etc it is a thing for you else you can skip it.. The best part on the train is David who is doing a fantastic job with his commentary... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is the most spectacular rail trip we have ever been on. We had the benefit of the snow on the distant mountains to cap the scenery in the gorge itself, once we emerged onto the plateau. The start at Dunedin station is enough to wet the appetitite as it is a superb piece of Victorian Architecture, in wonderful condition.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a spectacular September afternoon we pulled out of the majestic Dunedin Railway station bound for the Taieri Gorge. The train journey was very relaxing and the commentary informative without being too intrusive for the travellers. The train staff were very friendly and they certainly add to the overall experience. The return trip gave an added incentive to enjoy the... More

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MurrayBond, Public Relations Manager at Taieri Gorge Railway, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your review. It sounds like the perfect afternoon and the cheese rolls and Emersons beer are definitely worth trying! Thanks once again. Barbara Reid, Marketing Manager, TGR More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Awesome way to see some of the most beautiful scenery of Dunedin. The trip is quite long but totally worth it and the guy telling you about the history of the area etc is very entertaining so you don't get bored. Being able to ride between the carriages is great fun and all the staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and... More

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Brisbane
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went on this trip with our 7 and 14 year old children. To sum up we all found it an exciting trip for the first half of the journey, relaxing the way back. It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. Would not do a repeat as found it a little overpriced and we were also overcharged.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great 4 hour trip. The scenery, train & history lesson kept us involved the whole time. You are able to ride between the carriages which is great for photography.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was very exciting trip on the railway with the stunning scenery. We are young and beautiful, excited and excitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We as a family really enjoyed our trip both kids love it which was good as one is four and other nine so nice to find somthing they both enjoy will be looking at doing another trip one day :)

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The trip was amazing, staff were helpful and friendly; the food was great, and reasonably priced. bathrooms were very very clean... A very good family outing

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