2016 NZ Transport Agency/NZIHT 17th Annual Conference

Things to do in Dunedin

DUNEDIN TO MIDDLEMARCH JOURNEY

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui Junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. 

The train negotiates the gorge with ease as it travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts.

The natural wonders combined with the challenge of man made engineering will leave you amazed, but somehow the railway blends into the natural environment perfectly. It is a wonderful example of the sheer determination of early railway pioneers.

The train will stop or slow down at various scenic points along the way for photos where you can disembark and stretch your legs and enjoy the best of beauty, peace and quiet that nature has to offer. Stand on the open air platforms while the train moves or enjoy a quiet drink and food from our on board cafe while our train manager tells the story of the nature and history of the area in an entertaining and informative live commentary.

On Sunday 30th October the train departs Dunedin at 9.30am and arrives back in Dunedin at 3.30pm.

From $113 per person.

For further information and to book please click the following link http://www.dunedinrailways.co.nz/our-journeys/taieri-gorge-to-middlemarch