Dunedin is a fabulous city,
loaded with lots of amazing things to see and do. I began my stay with a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – operated by Dunedin Railways and my goodness, I was not sorry I had. After checking into the famous Dunedin Railway station, which is well worth an explore first, I boarded the train for the trip which begins in the city. The train quickly passes by the suburbs and outer lying areas of the city to arrive into the Taieri Gorge itself. This narrow gorge with the Taieri River flowing smoothly through the middle 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 an informative and fascinating commentary and the trains guard and souvenir sales person wanders through the train and is full of great facts, quips and witty comments. 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 coffees pretty good too!