The Otago Peninsula is home to some of New Zealand's rarest animals, but it is also the most accessible wildlife area on the South Island. A cruise on the peninsula allows you to view this amazing array of ocean birds and marine mammals in their natural environment.
The Taieri Gorge Railway
The Taieri Gorge Railway, New Zealand
Stretching for 77km, the historic Taieri Gorge Railway traverses spectacular changes of scenery, taking you on a journey through the rugged Taieri River Gorge. Appreciate the history of the railway as you travel over wrought iron viaducts and through hand-carved tunnels which are over 100 years old.
You will enjoy a full on-board commentary and several stops along the way to take photographs, and whether it is rainy or fine you will be able to admire the beautiful waterfalls, streams and flora of the region.
You will travel in either a modern or a traditional carriage, both allowing fantastic views as you travel through the Gorge, and you can purchase refreshments from the snack bar car.
The half day trip will bring you back into Dunedin in the evening, although it is also possible to combine this trip with transport through to Queenstown.
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Photos of the Taieri Gorge Railway
Other experiences in Dunedin
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.