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Taieri Gorge Train & City Sights

Access from: Dunedin


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50537
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • Taieri Gorge Train Ride
  • Carey's Bay
  • Scenic Countryside

From $204.40pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50537
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • Taieri Gorge Train Ride
  • Carey's Bay
  • Scenic Countryside

Itinerary

- Depart from the port to Dunedin Railway Station
- Embark on the Silver Fern Train
- Taieri Gorge Scenic Ride (4 Hours)
- Return and meet our representative
- Free time (30 minutes)
- City tour (1 Hour)
- Return to the Port

When this Tour operates: This tour is available only when ship is arriving before 9:00 am and leaving by 6 pm or later. (not suitable for embarkation/disembarkation days). For late arriving ships please see Essential Information.

When does my tour start?
- The tour is 7 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.

All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)


When will I return to the port?
- Normal return time is 5 pm for ships sailing at 6 pm. If ships are sailing at 5 pm, there will be no free time after the train ride and you will return between 4 or 4.15 pm the latest.

You will be met at the terminal cruise port, full details will be provided on your shore excursion voucher which is issued 4 weeks prior to your sail date.

Your tour will depart from Port Chalmers to Dunedin Railway Station, where you will get on board the Taieri Gorge Train, ready for one of the most famous and amazing scenic journeys of the world.

As you travel, you will witness the stunning countryside, the harbour, & the journey is filled with numerous photo opportunities, which will leave you breathless and wanting more.

You will be travelling for approximately 4 hours and upon your return to Dunedin station, you will be picked up by our representative who will give you approximately 30 minutes free time to have a snack, coffee or souvenir shop before starting your City tour.

Highlights of the city include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Botanic Gardens, Otago Boys High School and much more. This tour will also take you the Olveston House, where you will discover its cultural importance and learn about the many stories surrounding this area.

You will get back on board our minicoach for a relaxing panoramic drive around the outskirts of the city. The commentary on board, will enlighten you about interesting facts on the areas as you pass by the University Campus, out to the Peninsula high road to view the harbour, where you will see rural and ocean views, plus take a trip up to the world’s steepest road (this will amaze you!).

At the end of the tour, you will return back to the ship in plenty of time before your cruise ship’s departure.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50537
    • Duration: 7 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Dunedin Railway Station
    • Taieri Gorge Train Ride
    • Carey's Bay
    • Scenic Countryside

    Itinerary

    - Depart from the port to Dunedin Railway Station
    - Embark on the Silver Fern Train
    - Taieri Gorge Scenic Ride (4 Hours)
    - Return and meet our representative
    - Free time (30 minutes)
    - City tour (1 Hour)
    - Return to the Port

    When this Tour operates: This tour is available only when ship is arriving before 9:00 am and leaving by 6 pm or later. (not suitable for embarkation/disembarkation days). For late arriving ships please see Essential Information.

    When does my tour start?
    - The tour is 7 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.

    All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)


    When will I return to the port?
    - Normal return time is 5 pm for ships sailing at 6 pm. If ships are sailing at 5 pm, there will be no free time after the train ride and you will return between 4 or 4.15 pm the latest.

    You will be met at the terminal cruise port, full details will be provided on your shore excursion voucher which is issued 4 weeks prior to your sail date.

    Your tour will depart from Port Chalmers to Dunedin Railway Station, where you will get on board the Taieri Gorge Train, ready for one of the most famous and amazing scenic journeys of the world.

    As you travel, you will witness the stunning countryside, the harbour, & the journey is filled with numerous photo opportunities, which will leave you breathless and wanting more.

    You will be travelling for approximately 4 hours and upon your return to Dunedin station, you will be picked up by our representative who will give you approximately 30 minutes free time to have a snack, coffee or souvenir shop before starting your City tour.

    Highlights of the city include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Botanic Gardens, Otago Boys High School and much more. This tour will also take you the Olveston House, where you will discover its cultural importance and learn about the many stories surrounding this area.

    You will get back on board our minicoach for a relaxing panoramic drive around the outskirts of the city. The commentary on board, will enlighten you about interesting facts on the areas as you pass by the University Campus, out to the Peninsula high road to view the harbour, where you will see rural and ocean views, plus take a trip up to the world’s steepest road (this will amaze you!).

    At the end of the tour, you will return back to the ship in plenty of time before your cruise ship’s departure.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-Conditioned Transportation
    • English speaking Professional Guide
    • Train Tickets for Taieri Gorge Train
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Local Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
    Wheelchair Access: Wheelchair Access: Fold up wheelchairs are allowed please inform us upon booking in order for us to make the necessary arrangements.
    What Should you take on your Tour: It is recommended to take sun cream and a sun hat, as at times on this excursion it can get unseasonably hot. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as there is some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. Also please don’t forget your fully charged camera, as we don’t want you to miss out on some wonderful memories.

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met at the cruise terminal, full joining instructions will be given on the shore excursion vouchers which will be sent 4 weeks prior to your sailing.
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