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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 0100
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King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the...
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I booked the Wilderness Car based on reviews we read on Tripadvisor. We were looking forward to travelling with this historic steam engine from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril. The Josef Cromey sparkling wine to start the journey was lovely. Pegg, our hostess,...More

1  Thank aquaot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely day travelling in this unspoilt area. We took some amazing photos. The lunch was plentiful and tasty, bubbles to enjoy and breathtaking views with such history. Commentary was a bit loud, but still interesting. Staff keen to please and very approachable- a great...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent and would recommend this trip to everyone. Staff were knowledgeable and very helpful and polite.

Thank Habari2
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the full day (Strahan to Queenstown) trip in the Wilderness carriage. I would recommend spending the extra money to have the 'first class' experience. The service by Lauren was fantastic and the guide was very informative. Champagne on arrive was...More

Thank tegan_pinkerton
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive review, it's great to read that you enjoyed your experience on board with us. Our Wilderness carriage certainly is a great choice, with delicious food. We appreciate your feedback regarding the station stops and hope you also enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn’t a great deal to do in Strahan so tourists like us either do a boat trip or this train trip or both. With limited time we chose the train journey. The time spent travelling in the train was fine and we chose the...More

Thank Indytv
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your positive review, it was great having you join us on board. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your choice of carriage, with the scenic view from the balcony along the journey. We apologise for the bathroom queues...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 12 including 5 kids did this trip. The guide in our carriage was a born actor and entertained with great stories of the line, interspersed with silences. The whole trip was paced well for a slow steam train through beautiful scenery but...More

Thank Wendy S
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review. It's really great to read that your family enjoyed our journey and what it has to offer. The gold panning is always popular for family members of all ages, and we are glad to hear that this helped on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the rail journey from Strahan to Queenstown. Along the way, the train stops at various small stations, where you can get off and walk around. Some sell food. Honey tasting was a treat at one station stop. We travelled along beside rivers, and...More

1  Thank Salty2010
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your positive review. It's really great to hear that you not only enjoyed your journey on board with us, but also your day in our beautiful area in general. It sounded very relaxing and scenic, thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five travelled today in a Heritage carriage to Dubil Barril from Strahan. Our guide Katie was entertaining and informative. Our friends also travelled on the Wilderness carriage and loved it. We were blessed to have beautiful weather. Be warned that the toilet...More

1  Thank KabbieB
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your positive review, we are really pleased to read that your family and friends enjoyed their journey with us and were happy with the choice of carriage. Unfortunately we are unable to provide toilet facilities on the train, however we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing's first, the staff (particularly Holly) were fantastic and knew their stuff. We booked the Strahan to Queenstown return on the Wilderness Carriage which provided us with a complementary glass of apple juice or champagne on arrival, and free hot beverages for the whole...More

Thank Patience M
WCWRSales, Public Relations Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your considered and thoughtful comments Patience - we are delighted that you enjoyed the journey. For other readers, we do also offer half day tours from both Queenstown and Strahan, if the full day journey doesn't suit your schedule or interests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the half day "Rack & Gorge". Even though it was Summer the weather was still cool with light rain. A fabulous journey through the forest, complete with spectacular views. Commentary along the way about the story of the railway. A couple of stops...More

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21girlie
19 November 2017|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
Queenstown half day Rack & Gorge as the name says has the Rack section of the railway plus gorge views. Strahan half day River & Rainforest as the name says goes along the river and through the Rainforest, it does not go... More
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Langkawi P
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Response from Shazsarale | Reviewed this property |
Hi The views are amazing on the 1/2 tour and you certainly see the majority of the scenery. You would not be disappointed at all. I have done both, but I really wanted the complete picture this time that is why we stayed... More
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Response from dillon022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There there is parking even caravans do not worry Cheers Marie
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