Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Dunedin
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Tour description

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel through tunnels and over viaducts on this train-lover’s shore excursion, and then see Dunedin’s top sights before returning to the Dunedin port.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Port Chalmers WharfAt 9.00am (depending on the cruise ship’s arrival/departure times), the coach departs the Dunedin Port and takes you to the Dunedin Railway Station.Stop At: Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandAt 9.30am, depart Dunedin by train on the Taieri Gorge Railway. You will travel through the spectacular Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. This is one of the great train journeys of a bygone era. Throughout this round trip journey, there will be numerous stops to afford you some magnificent photo opportunities.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandAt 2.00pm, following the Taieri Gorge Rail Journey, you will rejoin the coach and set off on a full-commentary coach tour of Dunedin City.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandTake in the ‘dress circle’ of Dunedin’s original homes of the wealthy settlers and travel up the world’s steepest street to a lookout overlooking the city, University campus and out to the Peninsula high road for some spectacular harbour, rural and ocean views.Pass By: University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandSee some great views of the New Zealand famous and historic Otago University..Pass By: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandCheck out New Zealand’s first botanical garden.Pass By: St Clair Beach, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandLastly, see the St Clair beach esplanade before returning back to your ship between 4:00 pm-4:30 pm.

What's included

  • Round-trip tour on the Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Dunedin city sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Otago Peninsula

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities