UPDATE: Services returned for the summer!

We are pleased to announce that the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine trains have returned to the tracks for spring and summer. Face masks are now mandatory on The Northern Explorer including all sectors on the journey, except when consuming food or drink.

Cook Strait ferry bookings and some daytours and bus routes are also open for sale. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on 0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com

 

We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning, and indeed all the train services rely on the country being at Covid - 19 Alert Level 1. Should there be cancellation of services due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will offer affected customers a transfer to an alternative date, a credit for 12 months, or a refund, regardless of the fare purchased less a $30 processing fee for the entire reservation.

 

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Taieri Gorge

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DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ALL SERVICES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

About the journey

Welcome aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway

One of the world's great train trips - an experience not be missed.

Taieri Gorge Railway offers a scenic train trip into the spectacular Central Otago Hinterland and up the ruggest Otago Coast north of Dunedin.  The Taieri Gorge Railway offers unique and panoramic views over ever-changing scenery. There are opportunities for photos where the train either slows down or stops for you to disembark. There is a licenced Café and bar on board and live commentary on all trips. 

Dunedin to Middlemarch or vice versa One Way Journey

Dunedin - Middlemarch - Dunedin Return Journey

Once a week in Summer (Some exceptions due to Cruise Ship visits, October to April) and once a week in Winter (May to September) the train extends its journey to the very end of the railway line to Middlemarch, a lovely example of a country railway town and the beginning of the Otago Central Rail Trail.

Dunedin to Pukerangi or vice versa One Way Journey

Dunedin - Pukerangi - Dunedin Return Journey

The train runs daily to Pukerangi, a peaceful outcrop out the other side of the Taieri Gorge. If you are worried that you will not see all the scenery on this trip then don’t; this tour allows you see all the best bits the trip has to offer. This trip will take four hours and is our most popular tour!