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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 1 week ago via mobile

Note just for trim buffs but such a unique way to see parts of Tassies wilderness and early settlement of the Wild West Coast Debbie's customer service was 1st class and its is certainly worth the extra money for the more expensive carriage as we...More

Thank Stuartw8691
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our grandsons on this trip. It was great, kids loved it we loved it. A few stops on the way up and down for refreshments, and also we could pan for gold on one of the stops people flocked to...More

Thank PeytonHobart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely start to our adventure, champagne at the door of the train carriage. A fabulous way to discover the treasures of the Huon pine and other rare varieties of rainforest trees only found in Tassie. Traveling along in the comfort of our carriage we stopped...More

1  Thank viki65vic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half day winter trip from Strahan. The carriages are immaculate and Tom our host for the day was very entertaining and accomodating. Would probably upgrade to the wilderness carriage next time although the sandwiches purchased on the train were top shelf, the...More

1  Thank Shirwill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not your usual tourist go to. Our hostess was a great story teller which made the experience even more enjoyable. Never been on a steam train so it was all a new experience which made it fun. It is a long journey though-so the little...More

Thank becandfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day on the Wilderness Railway with our friends from Brisbane. Such beauty to be seen! Weather was a little bit average, however it didn't stop us from enjoying the whole experience. From the moment we stepped on the train to the time...More

Thank Jostub50
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Recently travelled on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I did the half day Rack & Gorge from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril over the King River Gorge roughly 15ks one way half way to Strahan. Whole track is around 30-35ks. This section is on the rack...More

1  Thank Goldcoastfan
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you love an adventure with natural beauty, history and celebrating the courage and tenacity of the human spirit, you must do this trip! We took the full day trip from Strahan through world heritage wilderness rainforest up over the mountains to Queenstown and back,...More

2  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A must do. A wonderful experience and worth every $. Our tour guide was terrific. The West coast of Tas is really a hidden gem.

Thank Flick W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Well worth taking the trip up into the mountains. The train was around 130 years old (Steam) and has been very well restored (carriages). The commentary on the trip by Brie was first class and gave a great insight into the past history of the...More

Thank kalyngra
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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
18 March 2017|
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Response from Daneeka H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret Iron blow lookout is at the top of gormanston hill. With an hour stop in Queenstown you should be able to grab a taxi and head up there!? It's about 10-15 mins away
21 February 2017|
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Response from WCWRSales | Property representative |
Hello Margaret, as others have suggested, you need to call us and present the voucher when you check in on the day - 03 64710100. Thank you.