When you visit Dunedin make sure you climb on board a Dunedin Railways train for a scenic train ride you will not forget.
The stunning Taieri Gorge Railway is a world class train trip and one that should not be missed. Departing Daily from Dunedin’s stunning railway station this trip encompasses scenery that is spectacular, ever changing and unique to this part of the country and can only be seen from this train. The live commentary gives a great insight into the building of this railway through the enormously challenging terrain and is informative and entertaining. On the return journey to Dunedin City you can take full advantage of travelling the same route to take in the sights once more or pick up on those you missed.
Also operated by Dunedin Railways, the Seasider is a popular seaside option. This train departs on a monthly basis over winter and a more frequent basis over the summer months. With a choice of a 90 minute highlights tour or the full seven hour tour to either Moeraki Boulders or Oamaru you are spoilt for choice. Experience excellent views as you travel along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blueskin Bay. This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand.
Taieri Gorge Railway and the Seasider are both considered “must-do” railway trips in New Zealand,
not just for train enthusiasts, and are brilliant, qualmark endorsed, all weather entertainment.