Historic Train with Wine and City Highlights
Once you are collected at Port Chalmers, your guide will escort you to Dunedin city with commentary on the town. At the Grand Railway Station, you'll board the famous Taieri Gorge Train for a delightful journey, crossing the Taieri plains and over historic bridges through the Gorge. Following the train adventure, you'll enjoy a tour of the city prior to returning to port. This is the ideal outing for travellers looking for scenic landmarks and comfort.
Following a brief introduction for your fun day, a guide will deliver you to the Grand Railway Station. Erected in 1906, the Flemish renaissance styled station resembles a giant, white gingerbread house.
Inside you'll find the old Taieri Gorge train. With a dining car, comfortable seating and a rear balcony, it is the perfect vehicle for a scenic voyage.
You will enjoy epic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean before crossing the Taieri Plains. As it chugs through carved tunnels, crossing wrought iron viaducts, there will be ample opportunities to photo the scenery. Plus, a tasty cheese board and bottle of New Zealand's sparkling white wine is offered.
Thereafter, you return to Dunedin for an enjoyable motorcoach ride to the outskirts of the city, where the wealthy homes of the victorious settlers were erected overlooking Dunedin. Driving up, the world's steepest street, you'll travel through University of Otago, reaching Peninsula High Road for stunning coastal views. Reserve this Dunedin tour if you desire a pleasant, scenic adventure.
From the moment we were met at the Ship until we were dropped off the day simply got better and better. The cheese platter for the train trip, the guided tour of Dunedin and environs including the Cadbury Factory and many historic homes, schools, buildings and scenic views. 100% fantastic experience. Thanks heaps