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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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    What to Expect
    After hotel or cruise port pickup in Dunedin, you’re transferred to the Dunedin Railway Station. Before your train departs, you have free time to meander the 19th-century train station whose exquisite Renaissance revival style was designed by the architect known as ‘Gingerbread George.’

    Ticket in hand, board the Taieri Gorge Railway and take a comfortable seat in a heated carriage that is equipped with sizable windows and restrooms. En route to Pukerangi, the train motors along the Taieri Plains, crossing over bridges and viaducts that span canyons such as Taieri Gorge, then curves around mountains, slowing down at scenic locales for a better glimpse of the South Island’s rugged wilderness.

    Throughout the round-trip excursion, listen to informative commentary about the historical and natural features of the region. Visit the open-air platform cars for unobstructed views, and stretch your legs at a stop or two. Enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch (if option selected), or purchase your own sandwiches, snacks and beverages at the onboard cafe.

    Once your train reaches its destination, enjoy free time to wander around while the engine is switched for the return journey to Dunedin, where your guide awaits.

    On arrival, hop aboard your minivan for a guided tour of the Otago Peninsula, including visits to several spectacular beaches where you can stroll the shoreline in search of penguins and other New Zealand wildlife before returning to your Dunedin hotel or the cruise port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Dunedin hotels, iSite Vistor Centre or Port Chalmers Cruise Port
    Address: Dunedin iSite Vistor Centre, 26 Princes St, Dunedin
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:45pm

    Ports
    Port Chalmers
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:45pm
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Taieri Gorge Railway
    • Entry/Admission - Back to Nature Tours
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring a waterproof jacket, sunglasses, hat and closed-toe shoes suitable for walking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 19 people per tour
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Simply amazing well done the trust that does the train trips a perfect afternoon we so enjoyed the trip planning to do it again but via palmerston next time
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    Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Peggy, Thanks for your feedback - Going north is a great idea next time your here:) Haste Ye Back!
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    The cab we were in had no air conditioning and was so noisy that we couldn't hear the commentary - people disregarded the request to not talk during the commentary. The views were nice. The lunch that was served was a simple sandwich. We were sad that there were no real stops
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    Train was hot and a little uncomfortable and there was no viewing car the views were good but you could ot get good photos from inside the train
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    We had a great morning out on the train up to Taieri Gorge. We had great seats in the old carriage on the right hand side going up. Most of the points of interest were on the left until we got about 1/2 way then most are on the right hand side. The commentary was excellent, very
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    Had a wonderful tour of the peninsula and Taieri Gorge. Chris was very very good, informative, and helpful. Definitely worth doing the whole day.
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    Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief Trip Advisor Responder at Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
    Responded 19 Sep. 2018
    Hi Ellen, Thanks for the feedback:) I hope the conference went well and you enjoyed that sunny Saturday north:) Hopefully you decide to move down here one day, Dunedin needs more Back to Nature Legends! Haste Ye Back:)
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    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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