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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Leaving Pukerangi Railway Station


Pukerangi

We alighted from the train at the quaint stop of Pukerangi. Here the locals set up tables from which to sell their various crafts and wares as we waited for the train crew to reposition the locomotive for the return trip to Dunedin. After perhaps 45 minutes or so of using the outhouse and looking around, our Dunedin Railways train was ready for reboarding. So, I snapped a few shots more, and Ursula and I then climbed back onto the train.

Pukerangi Homestead

This time I was determined to secure a spot between passenger cars so that I could obtain better shots of Taieri Gorge on the way back. I hate trying to photograph from behind a glass window, as controlling reflection is impossible.

Taieri Gorge and Taieri River

So, I parked latched onto a spot and hung on. On the way back I managed several shots of Taieri River:

Taieri River

But even more impressive were the rolling hills and varied colors of the surrounding vegetation:

Taieri Gorge

Taieri Gorge

This platform between passenger cars was also a good vantage from which to photograph our train as it rounded bends and headed over trestles:

Dunedin Railways train crossing a trestle

We’ll view more of the gorge on Wednesday. But until then, I’ll leave you today with these two additional shots:

Taieri Gorge

Taieri Gorge

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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Taieri Gorge 1


A Layer of Clouds Beneath the Mountains

We’ll continue next week our traversal of Taieri Gorge. Until then, I’ll leave you with these Fun Photo Friday favorites:

Maniototo Grassland

River, Rock, and Railway Trestle

Taieri Gorge Railway

All Aboard!

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Traversing Taieri Gorge


Maniototo at Puderangi

Time to head back from the Maniototo plateau and plain, through the Taieri Gorge, for return to Dunedin. And on this return trip you’ll see much more of Taieri Gorge than on Monday’s article.

Taieri Gorge

The Taieri Gorge was formed by the Taieri River, a little of which you can see here:

Taieri River

Our ride was of course aboard the Taieri Gorge Limited, which is a line run by Dunedin Railways:

Dunedin Railways’ Taieri Gorge Limited

Along the way we had some fun crossing tall train trestles:

Taieri Gorge train trestle — one of several

Now let’s enjoy some of the views if this wondrous, rugged terrain:

Taieri Gorge

Taieri Gorge

Taieri Gorge

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