Taieri Gorge Express & Otago Peninsula Sights Tour

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Tour #DTEPSC Price Adult: NZ$193.00 Child: $125.00 (5-14yrs)
Duration: 8 hours
Depart: Morning
Includes: All entry fees

guarantee badgeEnjoy a Scenic train journey of the Taieri plains and gorge followed by a small group bus experience that takes you to the remote parts of the Otago Peninsula.


Flat Stream Viaduct

You will be met by your guide inside Port Chalmers generally at 8.45 am and then transferred to the Historic Dunedin Railway station where you will have 30 minutes to enjoy this architectural masterpiece before you board the prestigious train. This scenic 4 hour journey gives you the rare opportunity to go inland on your cruise; the train crossing the southern parts of Dunedin city and then travelling through spectacular scenery along the rugged banks of the mighty Taieri River. The train negotiates the narrow and exhilarating Taieri Gorge travelling across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. The train moves slowly at scenic spots and also stops to let you get out and stretch your legs.

Once the train returns to the Dunedin station you will be met by our guide and taken out on the Otago Peninsula, predominantly of volcanic origin, steep and very rugged on the Pacific Ocean side. A number of walkways give you access to many breathtaking views and sheer cliff faces like “The Chasm” and “Lovers Leap”. Your visit would be incomplete until you have walked on one of these beaches, so we will take you to arguably the most scenic beach where if we are lucky we will find a rare NZ sea-lion basking in the sun.

This will bring the conclusion of your tour, where you will be returned to your ship with plenty of time to spare.

NB: Viewing of Seal Lions on the beaches is expected but NOT guaranteed , due to these animals living in the wild and are free to roam as they please.


Unavailable Dates:

October 2017 – 30th

November 2017 –  5th.

December 2017 – 3rd, 11th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th.


January 2018 – 9th, 14th, 30th.

February 2018 – 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, 25th, 28th.

March 2018- 5th, 15th.

April 2018- 3rd

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