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TALES OF THE Taieri

TALES OF THE Taieri

began my stay with a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway, operated by Dunedin Railways and was pleased I had.

After checking into the famous Dunedin Railway station, which is located in the city and well worth exploring first, I boarded the train for the trip.

The train quickly passes through the suburbs and outer areas of Dunedin to arrive at the Taieri Gorge.

This narrow gorge with the Taieri River flowing smoothly through it is nothing short of spectacular.

With every twist and turn there is something new to see and the next scene is even more stunning than the last.

On board, the train manager gives us an informative and fascinating commentary and the train’s guard and souvenir sales person wander through armed with facts, memorabilia and witty snippets.

The train also has an onboard cafe with a very nice selection of food and beverages.

Try the cheese rolls, which are a southern New Zealand delicacy … and the coff ee is pretty good too.

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