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Dunedin Cruise Excursion – Taieri Gorge Railway & Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights

  • Train ride through countryside via the Taieri Gorge Railway

  • Chance to pass through 100-year-old hand-carved tunnels

  • Guided tour of Dunedin City

  • High lookout point & trip up the world's steepest street

  • Professional & friendly guide to enrich your experience

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Dunedin

  • What's included

    Admission to Taieri Gorge Railway

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from Dunedin port

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

What you can expect

Embark on a stunning rail trip through the picturesque Taieri Gorge before immersing yourself in the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of Dunedin. Your train journey is filled with magnificent natural and man-made sights that paint a picture of a bygone era.

Enjoy convenient transport to the Dunedin Port, where you board a coach to the Dunedin Railway Station. Take a seat on a cosy train and wind your way through the Taieri Gorge on a historic and charming railway. Travel across wrought-iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago.

Lush green landscapes and rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see throughout your train ride. Multiple stops for photo opportunities ensure you have plenty of great shots to remember this pristine environment before your return to Dunedin.

Upon your return to the railway station, settle into a comfortable coach and set off on a commentary-filled tour through the outskirts of Dunedin. Pass by historic homes of wealthy settlers, drive through a university campus and head out to the peninsula for harbour, rural and ocean views.

Drive up Baldwin Street – the steepest in the world – and take in vistas from a lookout point overlooking the city. See a botanical garden and catch a glimpse of a statue of Robbie Burns, a poet and unofficial patron to the arts of Dunedin. Finish by driving down the St Clair beach esplanade and returning to your cruise ship.

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Activity Location

  • Dunedin

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Dunedin Cruise Port
  • Port Chalmers Otago
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