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Feel the rattle of a vintage railcar as it winds up the steep slopes of Taieri River Gorge on an eye-opening journey into the New Zealand wilderness. This is the rugged terrain the ancient Maori called the “Hills of Heaven” and the scenery makes it easy to understand why. Enjoy great views of Otago Harbor and pass Christmas Creek, where legend says a lucky miner found gold on Christmas Day in 1863. Learn about the hearty men who braved this uninviting landscape in search of precious ore. Stop at Pukerangi Plateau for a photo opportunity like no other, and savor lunch onboard as mountains and gorges pass by outside. Your tour includes the bonus opportunity to see Dunedin’s most fascinating building — the Dunedin Railway Station, its exterior elaborately detailed with white limestone and dark basalt. Don’t miss this chance to experience the majestic beauty of New Zealand in old-fashioned style.
Taieri Gorge Train: Board a vintage train and enjoy views of Otago Harbor and Taieri River Gorge with lunch served onboard.
Photo op: Enjoy a stop at the gorgeous Pukerangi Plateau where you can take photos of the surrounding countryside.
What to BringShow
SeaPass card and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 20 yards on flat surfaces.
There are 4 steep steps up into train carriages.
Train carriages may not be air conditioned
Train carriages are from different eras and may be vintage or modern
We kindly request guests with dietary restrictions to advise the Shore Excursions team of your needs at least 48 hours prior to the departure time of your excursion.
Location Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tour Code DD75
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.
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