Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the World’s great train trips and a highlight of your rail trail experience.
The Taieri Gorge Railway is the only section of Otago Central Railway that remains, so it is an excellent way to begin or finish your rail trail experience – scenic, spectacular and riddled with history and nostalgia. With a full commentary, viewing platforms and a licensed cafe and bar, this will be a trip you will not forget.
The train runs daily from Dunedin throughout the year – and twice a day most days over the summer season (October to April). On Fridays and Sundays the train trip extends to Middlemarch - every other trip is to Pukerangi which is 21km from Middlemarch. On these days it is easy to book a shuttle transfer for you and your gear between the two destinations. But it is a great ride for you and your bike if you are still up to it!
Check http://www.taieri.co.nz for timetable and bookings.