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Ida Bay Railway

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Address: 328 Lune River Rd, Tasmania 7109, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6298 3110
09:00 - 15:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ida bay Railway ride.

What a great ride! Really enjoyed the scenery. Great guide/driver with good humor. The blankets provided is a nice way to keep warm as it can be windy. Can highly recommend it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Kimberley, South Africa
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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a great ride! Really enjoyed the scenery. Great guide/driver with good humor. The blankets provided is a nice way to keep warm as it can be windy. Can highly recommend it on your visit to this area.

Thank Elmien2502
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were so excited to be going on the Ida Bay railway. The brochures looked great and the little diesel train looked so cute when we arrived. My father and I both enjoyed the 1.5 hour round trip. What we didn't enjoy was the poor commentary from the uninspiring train driver. He said no more than two sentences before we... More 

Thank sjh1107
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is an exceptional tourist experience, not like the normal tourist traps. For a small fee we were taken in a very old rein through remarkable forests and around spectAcular bays. Many dilapidated relics of past human endeavours in the wild country were pointed out and stories of the pioneers lives and many deaths were given. Not for your "5... More 

Thank Bruce M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Most far south you can visit. 1.5 hr trip from Hobart 14 km return trip on diesel steam engine that goes for 1.5 hrs with stop at quiet beach and another stop along way with a bit of history thrown in by runny trivet. We were a bit underwhelmed for $75 price per family . I think we have been... More 

Thank PBezz
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

"The Ida Bay Railway is the last operating bush tramway in Tasmania & has the distinction of being the most southerly railway in Australia." This got the full attention of my train interested son. It was a pleasant enough experience, but with so much else to do in the area, 2 slow hours was too much for a non train... More 

Thank Sue K
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I like the tine railway and the views along the track. Hard to imagine the historic economic importance of the area. Bring a warm jacket for cold days.

Thank Carl C
Doonan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very interesting history and the trip through the bush is great. Well worth the effort at any time of the year.

Thank Mike160651
Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It took a little longer to get there than what the travel brochure said but it was a lovely drive down from Hobart. It's a quaint little area and the train ride was very interesting. The train driver and tour information man 'Damo' was very interesting to listen to. He told the history very well. Meg at the cafe was... More 

Thank Zyx53
Gatton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nice drive from Hobart, the railway has a nice little shop which serves good coffee and delicious hot scones and jam, the trip on the train is relaxing and the driver stopped along the way and gave us an interesting talk about the area and its history, at the end of the line you can go for a walk on... More 

Thank Pieter v
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I was so looking forward to a ride on the old train but was not able. The staff were rude apart from the older train driver who was friendly and helpful .i would Not recomend comming there. Go to the caves that are spectacular and worth the visit

Thank Brett H

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