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Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway & Otago Peninsula Tour

by Back to Nature Tours
per adult Price is $124
Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Amazing day trip designed for cruise-ship passengers

  • Opportunity to explore the premier attractions of Otago

  • A ride through Taieri Gorge in a historic wooden carriage

  • Photo opportunity of the Otago Peninsula's curving coast

  • Weaving drive through quaint villages & spectacular bays

Highlights

  • Amazing day trip designed for cruise-ship passengers

  • Opportunity to explore the premier attractions of Otago

  • A ride through Taieri Gorge in a historic wooden carriage

  • Photo opportunity of the Otago Peninsula's curving coast

  • Weaving drive through quaint villages & spectacular bays

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8:30 AM, Taieri Gorge Railway & Otago Peninsula in English

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $123.82, taxes included

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Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway & Otago Peninsula Tour

Activity Location

Otago Peninsula

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Port Chalmers

    Dunedin


Description

Get to know the best of Otago on a tour that combines 2 of Dunedin's favorite attractions. With a ride along the Taieri Gorge Railway and sightseeing on the Otago Peninsula, this journey shows you the natural wonders in the remarkable scenery of inland and coastal Otago alike.

After you meet your guide, head straight to the iconic Dunedin Railway Station, an architectural masterpiece that bears an uncanny resemblance to an elaborate gingerbread house. Here, a historic wooden train carriage takes you along the course of the Taieri River, through almost a dozen tunnels, and over several viaducts in the countryside on your way to Pukerangi, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy the magnificent views.

When you get back to Dunedin, your guide is waiting to take you inland as the tour's focus shifts to the wonderful Otago Peninsula. Check out some of New Zealand's finest beaches as you head to the peninsula's remotest reaches, with plenty of photo stops to capture the sights. You return to the city by the low road, weaving through villages and communities on your way back to Port Chalmers.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Otago Peninsula

  • Train ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Port Chalmers

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You can confirm your cruise ship's arrival and departure times when you call to confirm your reservation.


Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway & Otago Peninsula Tour ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5

1/5 Apr 12, 2019

After 30 minutes delay and numerous stops we finally arrived at the top. On the way down in the same bad cramped reserved seats the engines broke down and returned down without the passengers. We had to wait for new engines to come up and take us down. The Trip took 7 hrs instead of 4. On top of that, there was no viewing wagon or platform as promised. This train ride was a complete disappointment and waste of money and time. After the train ride we could not have the expected and booked tour because of the time.

5/5 Apr 11, 2019

Friendly tour guide who went out of his way to ensure we got to see the sights of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula