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Ida Bay Railway

328 Lune River Rd, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3110
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What a wonderful few hours travelling on this restored old railway in Southern Tassie

This old restored railway journey is a must if visiting southern tassie. It really brings home the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Children's train to see Wallabies

My 3 yr old grandson had never been to the Ida Bay train so off we went to the most southern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hobart, Australia
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328 Lune River Rd, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3110

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This old restored railway journey is a must if visiting southern tassie. It really brings home the hardships of the early pioneers of this area. Commentary is very informative and there are stops along the way to point out places of interest.

Thank Hdbaw
IDABAYRAILWAY, Owner at Ida Bay Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience on this unique bit of history and the spectacular environment.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 3 yr old grandson had never been to the Ida Bay train so off we went to the most southern attraction in Australia. The 2 hour trip take you through the old regrowth forest area and to hear the history of this region of...More

Thank W3557OOpatrickc
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time today. The driver was super knowledgeable and really shared a lot of information not only about the railway but the local area as well. It was great to experience something like this with our kids who thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Lachie T
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great adventure to hop aboard this small train and be taken into another lifetime. Remnants of the early settlers in the area can be seen in the old headstones on the side of the railway. We stopped to explore the headstones and...More

Thank NuthouseBrisbane
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We loved visiting the Ida Bay Railway! We went on the first train trip for the morning and there were only a few other couples on the ride. Our kids (aged 2 and 4) decided that we'd sit in the back carriage which worked well...More

1  Thank JamesandDebbie
IDABAYRAILWAY, Manager at Ida Bay Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

We were so happy to have you enjoy this unique tour and wonderful place of Ida Bay

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Took a short drive south to visit Ida Bay Railway during our April stay in Dover. The tourist train was out when we arrived so while awaiting its return visited the nearby gem and fossil museum/store (Lunaris Gemstones - also well worth a visit). Also...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was a pleasant trip on the Ida Bay train - the driver was great with lots of knowledge & very accommodating to the youngsters on board, allowing them to sit in the drivers carriage for a photo (once at the end of the line)...More

Thank LeapingLizz
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We decided to risk the weather and take the 2 hour ride on this heritage listed railway. The train is a ww11 diesel locomotive and the rail line runs along the water. Stop part way to visit an historic cemetery then continue to the end...More

Thank Dianne D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The day we went on the railway the weather was beautiful. We sat in the open carriage and really enjoyed the trip out to the end of the line through the bush and along the waterfront. This area of Tasmania is really beautiful and probably...More

Thank Deblezuu
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst not much to look at upon arrival, the explanation of the history of the railway and the families that lived and worked in the region make this an interesting and engaging experience. The train is a little slow and open to the elements, so...More

Thank Ian C
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Helena P
16 October 2016|
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