Taieri Gorge

One of the World’s most

scenic railway journeys

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 travels 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 travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. The achievements of the man-made engineering are a wonderful example of the sheer determination of early railway pioneers. The train stops at various scenic points along the way so you can disembark to enjoy the peace and quiet and wonderful scenery.  Passengers can stand on the open air platforms while the train moves or enjoy a quiet drink and food while the train manager tells the story of the nature and history of the area in an entertaining and informative live commentary.  The round trip took us up to Pukerangi, a peaceful outcrop out the other side of the Taieri Gorge.
NEW ZEALAND - Taieri Gorge