Dunedin – Queenstown / Akaroa with Taieri Gorge Railway LT72CS


A two day tour with one nights accommodation in Queenstown. You will me meet off your cruise ship in Dunedin and transferred to the Dunedin Railway Station where you will travel on the Taieri Gorge Train and then by coach through to Queenstown stay overnight and then on Day Two travel by road to Akaroa, via the South Island's high country and mountain lakes, to rejoin your cruise.

This two day tour with one nights accommodation in Queenstown departs Dunedin with an optional  return Taieri Gorge Railway at 9.30 am (minimum numbers required). Travelling through the spectacular Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago this is one of the great train journeys of a by-gone era.

By coach from Dunedin, travel through Central Otago, with its bizarre schist rock tors, desert landscapes, orchards, vineyards, blue lakes, high mountains and wild river gorges to Queenstown, arriving at around 4.20pm.

Your evening accommodation is at a centrally located 4 / 4.5 star Queenstown Hotel. You will have the evening at leisure to explore, what has been described as the most beautiful town in New Zealand, set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and looking out to the spectacular Remarkables Mountain Range. The central township of Queenstown is within walking distance of your hotel

On the morning of day two you will depart Queesntown at 8.00 am by coach and travel by road via the Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell, Lake Dunstan, The Lindas Pass, Omararma and Twizel to Lake Pukaki where on a clear day you will be afforded magnificent views of Mount Cook, Australasia’s highest mountain. From there you will continue onto Lake Tekapo before travelling through the rolling hill country between Fairle and Geraldine.

The coach will then travel through the Canterbury Plains to Rolleston where you will be meet for a private transfer from the coach to your cruise ship berthed in Akaroa Harbour for the continuation of your cruise.

Your return back to Akaroa is around 5:15pm so it is very important that you check the last tender time in order to assure a timely return especially in case there are road delays on route from Queenstown.


  • Taieri Gorge Railway (requires minimum numbers)
  • Queenstown
  • Lake Pukaki
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Views of Mount Cook
  • Banks Peninsula and Akaroa

Tour Departs Dunedin  9.00 am  Day 1

Tour Concludes Akaroa  4.30 pm  Day 2


This tours meets the Cruise Ship in Dunedin, and on Day 2 meets back with your Cruise in Akaroa.

Your evening accommodation is at a centrally located 4 / 4.5 star Queenstown Hotel.

Note: The price is based on a per person rate – twin or double share. Please indicate in the comments when booking if you require twin beds, otherwise double will be assumed. For single booking options, please check the single supplement option when making the booking.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.00 am
Duration : 2 Days
Maximum number of people : 2
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach with full commentary, Taieri Gorge Train, One Night 4/5 Star Hotel Accommodation in Queenstown all transfers
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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