Posted May 21st, 2013, 07:33 AM
Dunedin Silver Fern
Has anyone been on the Dunedin Silver Fern 1.5 hour trip?
The Taieri Gorge Train (DD19) Celebrity excursion is $199.00 USD with lunch (6 hours), or $255.00 USD with Larnach Castle, and $239.00 USD with city tour. The train booked direct would be $99.00 NZ (Approx. $80.00 USD), but on our date we can only take the trip on the Gorge train through the ship because there are two ships in port and both have the excursion, but there is another shorter option which can be booked directly with the rail company, which is the Dunedin Silver Fern which goes along the Otago Harbour, climbs hills and goes through the Waitati surrounds. The cost is $50.00 NZ (approx. $40.00 USD).
I emailed the rail company and received the following information,
"We have a really nice railcar called the Dunedin Silver Fern and this travels on the spectacular north line to Waitati and back. This trip is high up above the countryside so you get spectacular countryside and village and coastal views.
If you go to our website www.taieri.co.nz
there are some further details on the front page."
"90 minute round trips from Dunedin Railway Station in the centre of the city departing at 10am and at 11.50am which would suit you perfectly if you want to take another activity such as the Penguins."
"The station is 12km from the wharf and there are shuttles every 5 minutes or so."