Taieri Gorge Train Trip, Otago Peninsula and Larnach Castle garden

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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. If children are under 8 years old they need a car seat and there might be extra cost for car seat hire.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (fluent), Russian (conversational)

Including 4 hour return train trip, Otago Peninsula Scenery and Larnach Castle Garden entry

Start at Port Chalmers 9 am, from the cruise terminal to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic 7 - hour tour of spectacular scenery of Otago Peninsula and Taieri Gorge and garden of Larnach castle.
You will have a scenic transfer 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 rejoin the tour of Otago Peninsula and Larnach castle garden.
You will experience the gorgeous and memorable landscape of Otago Peninsula with amazing string of rugged beaches, bays. I will show you the most breathtaking views and stop for photos.
I will show you gorgeous, internationally significant garden of Larnach castle and tell you a dramatic story of Larnach family.
Train subject to availability!


Departure from Port Chalmers at 8. 45or latest 9am
-Scenic drive to Dunedin Railway Station
-a 4 hour train trip
-Otago Peninsula Scenery
-Scenic drive via Highcliff Road with breathtaking scenery over the Pacific Ocean, hills and harbor, the result of the extinct volcano activity 12-13 million years ago.
-Larnach Castle garden
-Scenic drive via Portobello Road along the harbor
-Approx. at 4pm will be back at Port Chalmers cruise terminal

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port Chalmers cruise terminal, private tour waiting area, door 2.

End location: Port Chalmers cruise terminal

Duration: 7 hours


Mercedes - Benz van to carry up to 6 passengers

What’s Included

Transportation and guide, a 4 hour return Taieri Gorge train trip fare, Larnach castle garden entry, bottled water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 New Zealand dollar - lunch, drinks and souvenirs

What’s Extra

Entry to Larnach Castle, lunch, drinks


No restrictions

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