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  Crossing the Taieri Gorge
by TheWanderingCamel

....and anyone who likes wild and rugged scenery, the Taieri Gorge Railway runs a daily trip through some of the most remote and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. Part of the once-vital Central Otago Line that served the area for over 100 years, the line and trains are now run by a trust that has preserved some 70kms of the line that runs across high viaducts and through tunnels from Dunedin station to the tiny hamlet of Pukerangi with an extension some days to Middlemarch.
The Dunedin-Pukerangi journey is a 4 hour trip return or you may do the trip one-way with an option of an onward coach connection to Queenstown.
A commentary is given, telling the story of the building of the railway, stops are made for photos and refreshments are available on board.


Directions: The train runs daily throughout the year, except Christmas Day. Bookings are essential in the summer season.
Website: http://www.taieri.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 12, 2005
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