Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Train and Otago Peninsula Scenery & Castle Garden. Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Taieri Gorge and the garden of the only New Zealand's castle on a 7 hour tour departing from Port Chalmers. With amazing views guaranteed, this tour includes a 4 hour return train trip to Taieri Gorge. Enjoy a scenic transfer from Port Chalmers to Dunedin Railway station, a spectacular 19th-century Renaissance revival style train station. From here you will climb aboard the Taieri Gorge train, which travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. Experience unique rugged high country scenery of the South Island that has inspired artists, photographers and filmmakers. Upon your return you will enjoy Otago Peninsula scenic drive with gorgeous and memorable scenery of harbor and ocean and an entry to Larnach Castle garden.

Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Train and Otago Peninsula Scenery & Castle Garden - Dunedin, New Zealand

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Duration:7 hours
Price: Starting from $250.00 per person
Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Taieri Gorge and the garden of the only New Zealand's castle on a 7 hour tour departing from Port Chalmers.
With amazing views guaranteed, this tour includes a 4 hour return train trip to Taieri Gorge. Enjoy a scenic transfer from Port Chalmers to Dunedin Railway station, a spectacular 19th-century Renaissance revival style train station. From here you will climb aboard the Taieri Gorge train, which travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. Experience unique rugged high country scenery of the South Island that has inspired artists, photographers and filmmakers.
Upon your return you will enjoy Otago Peninsula scenic drive with gorgeous and memorable scenery of harbor and ocean and an entry to Larnach Castle garden.
Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Taieri Gorge and the garden of the only New Zealand's castle on a 7 hour tour departing from Port Chalmers.
With amazing views guaranteed, this tour includes a 4 hour return train trip to Taieri Gorge. Enjoy a scenic transfer from Port Chalmers to Dunedin Railway station, a spectacular 19th-century Renaissance revival style train station. From here you will climb aboard the Taieri Gorge train, which travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. Experience unique rugged high country scenery of the South Island that has inspired artists, photographers and filmmakers.
Upon your return you will enjoy Otago Peninsula scenic drive with gorgeous and memorable scenery of harbor and ocean and an entry to Larnach Castle garden.

Visit: Fantail Tours, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island

• 9am departure from Port Chalmers, scenic drive to Dunedin Railway Station
• 9.30am board a Taieri Gorge train at Dunedin Railway station for a 4 hour return train trip
Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. 
The train negotiates the gorge with ease as it travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts.
The train will stop or slow down at various scenic points along the way for photos where you can disembark and stretch your legs and enjoy the best of beauty, peace and quiet that nature has to offer. Stand on the open air platforms while the train moves or enjoy a quiet drink and food from our on board cafe while our train manager tells the story of the nature and history of the area in an entertaining and informative live commentary.
• Upon you return at 1.30pm your guide will pick you up from Dunedin Railway to continue the tour onto Otago Peninsula where you will have the most breathtaking harbor and ocean views. You will have some free time to spend at Larnach Castle garden. Here is always something to see in the gardens at Larnach Castle. This is more than just a Garden of International Significance; it is a unique collection of specialised gardens.  For instance, there is a Patterned Garden, the Lost Rock Garden, the Serpentine Walk, the Rain Forest, the South Seas Garden, the Alice Lawn, and the Laburnum Arch and Green Room.
• Larnach Castle garden entry includes to see the only castle of New Zealand from outside only, explore internationally significant garden or just relax and have a drink at the cafe.
• You will be back at Port to board the ship by 3.30- 4pm

 

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