Old fashion train and spectacular views
17.11.2012 - 17.11.2012 15 °C
This day started at the Dunedin Railway station to board the old fashion train to make a half-day train journey from Dunedin to Pukerangi. This 58 km long track followed along the Taieri River and Taieri Gorge. On the way we went over several viaducts, bridges and 12 tunnels, all hand made between 1879-1891. Amazing and spectacular view along the way going from sea level in Dunedin up to 250m at Pukerangi. Along the way the guide informed us of the different points on the track, historical events, family histories and how the workers lived and all facts about the construction of the train track.
Arrived back after a 4,5 hour trip to a rainy Dunedin and relaxed the rest of the day.