TALES OF THE Taieri

Dunedin is a fabulous city, loaded with lots of amaz­ing things to see and do

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Ibe­gan 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 irst, 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 low­ing 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 co ee is pretty good too.

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