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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 0100
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Step back in time, reliving the history as you climb aboard a majestic steam train. Indulge in local produce, watch the modern day workings of the locomotives, stroll through the rainforest, or simply relax and enjoy the motion of the train. The West Coast Wilderness Railway experience has something to offer everyone. With a range of full day and half day steam train experiences, departing from both Queenstown Station and the historic harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan, there is a journey to suit everyone. Discover the enchanting Gondwana rainforest - still home to the ancient Huon pine - from the comfort of your carriage, or the many opportunities to disembark at the outlying stations and explore at your own pace. Book today and let us welcome you onboard.
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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 0100

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well priced and very interesting rail trip through the rainforest of south west Tasmania. Staff very knowledgeable and engaging.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday

We travelled Strahan to Queenstown return on the West Coast Wilderness Railway We travelled in the Wilderness Carriage that included Sparkling wine or juice on boarding then Canapés of smoked salmon , latter scones Jam and cream Tea coffee and hot chocolate was free and...More

Thank dillon022
Reviewed 3 days ago

We as a family enjoyed the train ride, it was a wonderful day. Staff were friendly and very helpful in answering any questions and were full of fun and interesting facts along the journey.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best tour we did in Tasmania. We did the river and rainforest half day trip. The staff and drivers were beyond great, going out of their way to make us feel comfortable and catered to. It wasn't a typical tour with generic information, our...More

Thank samaria25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a big day! And an awesome one at that!! From the moment we got to the station to the moment we left we were absolutely amazed at this beautiful trip and the outstanding staff you have! 9 hours and not once did I...More

Thank Daren74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the train from Strahan to Queenstown and return, great ride, entertaining hostess the views were fantastic, we even saw a wedge tail eagle, did some gold panning along the way and tasted some honey. even though it was cold and wet and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a large private group who rode the train from Strahan to Queenstown. Despite the rainy cold weather, the trip was well worth the effort. Our crew was so very friendly and knowledgeable. A must see when visiting Western Tasmania.

Thank Katrina F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the half day tour and absolutely loved it! The host was lovely and very informative and the food was delicious and the sights spectacular. We will be going back with our kids in tow next time!

Thank Familytravelbug2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, a Tasmanian I may be, but having travelled the world extensively I can objectively say that the Wildeness Railway experience is world class. We have travelled on this unique railway three times in recent years, in different seasons and conditions and I can honestly...More

Thank dalej787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and make time for this fabulous train trip out of Queenstown. We stayed at Strahan the night before ( went on the Gordon River trip while there) just a 45 minute drive to the Wilderness Train Station. We went up to...More

Thank Aussiegirl1234
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27 August 2017|
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Response from kalyngra | Reviewed this property |
Yes across the road or on the same side around 150 meters walk.
25 July 2017|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
The full day trip Queenstown Explorer is out of Strahan departing 8:30am returning 5:30pm stopping in Queenstown for lunch for around 1.5hrs. Depending on the time of year will depend on when the service is offered, best to... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from Garry M | Reviewed this property |
G'day, Its to far to walk to the top. Where you are asking is at the top of what is called the 99 bends on the road to Hobart, the lookout gives a great view back into the open cut of the mine. There are cabs in Queenstown... More