Dunedin Railways

Welcome aboard Dunedin Railways Taieri Gorge  – one of the world’s great train trips and an experience you should not miss.  

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the train 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 while our train manager tells the story of the nature and history of the area in an entertaining and informative live commentary.

This is an all weather trip that will suit individuals, families or groups alike!  Daily departures year round.

For more information please visit or contact our Distinction Dunedin team who can assist with information and bookings

Experience the beauty of the Taieri Gorge, one of the world’s great train trips and an experience not to be missed.
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