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Taieri Gorge Railway

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Taieri Gorge Railway

Hi, I intend to take the Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin one way and try other options on my return trip (not possible for biking due to travelling with old age parents).

What options are there available? A bus to Dunedin or Queenstown? Or a return train trip is the only option?

And if I rent a car for my earlier schedule, do I leave the car behind in Dunedin and rent another one in Queenstown?

And which is the scenic stretch of the train ride, i.e. from Dunedin to Pukerangi or Middlemarch?

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all scenic and I think you will be hard pressed to find alternative ways of getting back to Dunedin. My advice would be a return trip on the train.

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Och Aye from Dunedin

Taieri Gorge Railway can take you from Dunedin to Queenstown, or vice-versa, on a special train'n'coach tour. Go here to get details: http://www.taieri.co.nz/trackntrail.htm

Travel well, travel safe!


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The best option to get from Dunedin to Queenstown using the train is what kiwilad has suggested above.

Another option is to stay the night in Middlemarch and move on the next day http://www.middlemarch.co.nz/old/stay.html.


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The train runs the same line to and from Pukerangi so which ever way you go you will get the fantastic scenery!

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I'm planning to the the return train ride to Pukerangi on End of Aug too.. Is the train still operating during winter?

Do i need to make online reservation for my tickets (travel on End of Aug) in prior or can i buy the tickets on the spot?

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