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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 #9 of 41 attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went with the Taieri Gorge Railway on a four-hour trip to Pukerangi. You're allowed to bring (or you can buy) food and drink on the train and we would highly recommend doing so as every seat has a table and it's perfect for having lunch or dinner. The train ride is quite long and it felt a bit tedious... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We chose to travel across from Queenstown to Dunedin using the bus / train combo. The gorge was fantastic and our photos that we brought home were a testament to the ‘experience’ . . . We loved the old rattler and the friendliness ofvthe,staff & the opportunity to chat with othrr travellers. Would do this again in a heartbeat:-))

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very relaxing journey into the gorge although the scenery didn't change as much during the trip as I thought it might. Still pretty though. Only did the shorter trip as the full trip to Middlemarch wasn't running when in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Absolutely stunning views from beginning to end with a full commentary along the way taking you back through the history of the railway. Extremely interesting and there's stop off points along the way in which you get step off the train and take photos of the surroundings. There's also a cafe on board with a wide variety of hot and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As one travels down the Taieri Gorge Railway it is difficult to put oneself into the place of those old time gold miners who used this route in the past. However, suspending judgement, and simply experiencing the way in which the railway clings to the side of the gorge, hanging over the vertical drops to the river below, and crawling... More

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Nelson - New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have just been on the train trip to Middlemarch. Absolutely brilliant. Dave the duty manager is very entertaining with his commentary (even tho he's not a kiwi!) The carriage was lovely and warm and stepping outside to enjoy the refreshing winter bite made the inside even more pleasant! Wasn't surprised that food and drinks are expensive but that seems... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great trip on a lovely old train, wonderful scenery, and great commentary. Well worth the money and time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An aged train with an entourage of carriages of various ages make this an adventure in days of past glory through some of the most rugged and inhospitable land around. See how early pioneers battled thick bush and rushing waters to explore and inhabit this beautiful (in Summer) and blisteringly cold (in Winter) land. The train has two stops and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a great afternoon (4'00") on a great tourist train in the Taieri Gorge railway with helpful and professional staff and train crew. Several photo stops allowed for some great photography.Great commentary during the trip and magnificent scenery all the way. Well worth the time and effort to make the trip - a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent a very pleasant afternoon on the train recently in May. Great scenery and commentary and nicely restored train. Well worth the money and time.

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