A great family afternoon on the Taieri Gorge Railway departing from the picture-perfect Dunedin Railway Station.

This trip goes through areas only accessible by the railway – there is no road access to sections of the upper Taieri Gorge.  The railway was built to allow the produce of Central Otago to get to port in Dunedin.  It still uses 100-year old iron bridges and passes through tunnels made with hand tools (the nature of the rock precluded the use of explosives).

Open air viewing platforms at the ends make it a good trip for keen photographers (can get a bit cold in winter, take a good jumper!).

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The photos inside Dunedin Railway Station are actually by Mrs LS :).