The Seasider is an exciting trip which takes you on the spectacular section of coastal railway line between Dunedin and Waitati. The train allows you to experience a totally different perspective from the road route and you will experience excellent views as the train travels along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blue Skin Bay. This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand. An ideal tour for visitors who have limited time in Dunedin.
Dunedin Railways are located at Dunedin Railway station - in the central city. This building is one of New Zealand's most photographed buildings and you will discover why this is when you visit. Departing from this architectural gem is the Seasider - a fantastic train trip that takes in some of the cities most amazing scenery - all within a 90 minute trip. Travel down the spectacular Otago Harbour in style on board one of Dunedin Railways trains. Take in the views of this magnificent harbour and see Port Chalmers and Careys Bay from the railway line high above. Travel through the bush to emerge out on the hills and cliffs above the dazzling Pacific Ocean and into Blueskin Bay. At Waitati the train will pause briefly before returning to the city.The trip has a very interesting and entertaining commentary along the way and has food and drinks available for purchase.