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Ida Bay Railway

328 Lune River Rd, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3110
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A great experience with local historical connections

A fantastic way to spend a very enjoyable and most informative couple of hours in the very south of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ruth B
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Classic old-fashioned day out

We really enjoyed a great day out in the bush travelling on an old-fashioned, basic, no-frills... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris W
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“train driver” (22 reviews)
“open carriage” (9 reviews)
“deep hole” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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328 Lune River Rd, Tasmania 7109, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic way to spend a very enjoyable and most informative couple of hours in the very south of Tasmania. Good parking and cafe/toilet facilities on site. The small gauge railway journey of 2 hours through Tasmanian scrubland and scenic bays follows an historical railway...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a great day out in the bush travelling on an old-fashioned, basic, no-frills railway. Lots of history, a small graveyard, pretty scenery and stunning white beaches at the end. Allow a couple of hours at the far end if you want to...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled on the railway this Australia Day weekend, 2018. The rail trip runs 4 times a day, and takes 2 hours. 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. It's not well publicised, however, you can catch one train out to the beach destination, have a picnic,...More

Thank chamange
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Wow this was a great little find and a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. Heading south, from Hobart to Cockle Creek, we stumbled on this location by accident. We noticed some people boarding the little train and thought why not give it...More

1  Thank Kerry T
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Nice little train ride. Interesting cemetery/river stop. Blankets for the cold legs needed. Not sure I'd do it again but was pleasant.

1  Thank Simone L
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We had rented a house in Southport for the week so thought we would do some local tourist attractions. We are a family of 5, kids 5,2 & 5 months. We had pre purchased our tickets online, very easy to do. We arrived early before...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A very enjoyable trip on a 2' gauge rail track over around 4kms each way through dense bush land, open fields and alongside very picturesque bays to a lovely remote terminus where the train originally off-loaded wagons of limestone to be shipped on to Electrona...More

Thank rtwomey
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Thai wife and I spent a nice morning here recently. We arrived in time to buy our tickets and get a welcome coffee at the cafe. After a quick toilet stop we grabbed seats at the front of the open carriage. The other (back)...More

Thank BoganInParasite
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Had a pleasant day out on the little red train. Great little trip to take the kids on. One carriage is open air other is enclosed.

Thank mfrenchy31
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

What a little hidden treasure. Stopped today for a quick bite & met the beautiful owner Meg. I would highly recommend everyone to stop and experience this quaint heritage Railway 👍 Congratulations for keeping it alive 👍

Thank Sue L
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Helena P
16 October 2016|
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Response from ijforster | Reviewed this property |
hey Helena, i don't know where the south port lagoon is , there is no walk as such, when the train reaches the end of the line you have time to walk around the beach and the bush for maybe 15 minutes to half an hour, it's... More
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