Taieri Gorge Railway & Larnach Castle

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  • Price: NZ$200

Full day tour from Port Chalmers specifically designed for the convenience of Cruise Ship passengers including :-

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!

* Transfers from Port Chalmers to Dunedin City and return
* Taieri Gorge Railway excursion to Pukerangi
* Guided tour of Larnach Castle with free time to explore the beautiful gardens

Departure times may also vary for each Ship but we are fully conversant of these restraints and will always have you back in plenty of time. Haven’t lost anyone yet!

Please note: on some days we do not have the capacity to run a public train trip.


Train Journey from Dunedin to Pukerangi

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River.

The train negotiates the gorge with ease as it travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. 

Larnach Castle Tour

After returning to the Railway Station you will get driven over the scenic route to Larnach Castle. Once at the Castle your guide will take you on a journey back in time retracing the establishment of the Castle and the incredibly turbulent life and times of William Larnach. Watch out for the ghosts….!???.

Prices – all costs in NZ$ Oct-May
  • Child – Under 15 years??
Adult $200
Child $??


Tour Departure Times Oct – Apr
  • Meeting time is 8-15 to 8.30am
  • Please note that on some days the Train may be unavailable
Departure from Port 8.45am
Return to Port Chalmers 5pm