Discover the untouched natural beauty of New Zealand by taking a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway, which takes you on a journey through the country's ever-changing scenery. Simply proceed to Dunedin Railway Station at least fifteen minutes prior to your chosen departure schedule and wait for the train to depart. See the southern part of the bustling city before the train makes its way to the Taieri Plains, an area filled with fertile agricultural land, and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a deep gorge carved by the ancient Taieri River. The colors you see during the train ride will vary depending on what time of the year you go - spring and summer showcase lush greenery and vibrant flowers, autumn displaying yellows and oranges, and you'll see specks of white during the wintertime. Learn about how the train was constructed and how the engineers designed it to blend in with nature by listening to the live commentary on-board. The train also makes a couple of stops that's perfect for stretching your legs and looking around for the ideal photography spots, before the train makes its way back from Pukerangi to Dunedin! Want to see more of nature? Extend your trip by taking the train all the way to Middlemarch, whose picturesque landscapes are featured in Peter Jacksons film, “The Hobbit.” Food and drinks are also available on board, at your own expense, to fill you up during this exciting trip!