Hop aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and discover why the Taieri Gorge is famous for its sheer cliffs and dramatic ravines, as spectacular, breathtaking scenery unfolds before you. Once on board, you’ll be greeted by your crew and offered a welcome drink. You’ll travel alongside beautiful Otago Harbor before turning inland to suburban Dunedin. Leaving the city behind, your train will pass through the fertile farmland of the Taieri plains before climbing into the Taieri River Gorge. The steep cliff faces and dramatic gaps unfold, revealing a truly breathtaking scenery.
The railroad itself is a true marvel, having been built by early pioneers through some of New Zealand's most rugged terrain, its very existence is considered by many to be a remarkable achievement. Notice the intricate work of the skilled railway gangs, stonemasons and engineers who carved the high bridges and produced the labyrinth of latticework that supports this historic train route.
Enjoy both a morning tea and lunch aboard the train. The train will wind its way through the gorge, passing one unspoiled panorama after another while navigating through rock tunnels and crossing bridges suspended high above the river below. Stops will be made along the route for you to capture some photos that will surely become memorable keepsakes.
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Note: Comfortable clothing and a light raincoat are recommended. Tour operates with a driver/guide.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.