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West Coast Wilderness Railway

Address: 1 Driffield Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6471 0100
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Step back in time, reliving the history as you climb aboard a majestic steam train. Indulge in...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took the Queenstown to Dubbil Barril and back trip. Enjoyed the ride and the history lesson given by one of the staff. Very interesting to understand some of the background on why the railway was there and you can really appreciate how hard it would have been to build. Scenery was quite stunning (but then again that's true in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The journey and the experience was first class. The only thing that detracted was the commentary by a young lady who lacked experience and did not have the ability to fluently tell us to story of the train and the wilderness we were visiting.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I travelled along the King River from Strahan to Double Barrel in the 'Wilderness Carriage' during January 2015. The whole experience was splendid and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. Before boarding the train, passengers can hop on board the steam locomotive and see the engine's fire up close and meet the very friendly and interactive drivers. You can also... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to go on the 'River and Rainforest' ride that takes you to Dubbil Barril and back. We decided to fork out the extra $$ to go in the Wilderness Carriage. The train ride was fantastic and it was nice to stop at Dubbil Barril where we got the chance to see a part of the forest/river. The crew... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the River and Rainforest half day experience - we are very pleased you enjoyed the afternoon tour and that the high tea was worth the wait! once again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back for one of our other steam train experiences soon! More 

Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We did the full day trip from Strahan to Queenstown and return. The staff (Tom and Katrina) were knowledgeable and entertaining. The train has been beautifully restored and is clean and comfortable with blankets provided if the weather is inclement. The history behind the making of the track is fascinating and an engineering feat which needs to be seen to... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review of the full day Queenstown Explorer experience - it is a very full day with plenty of activities to keep passengers entertained and engaged. Really pleasing to read that your children also enjoyed the day and you would recommend it to others. Once again thank you and we hope to welcome you back... More 

Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An excellent trip on a lovely little historic railway. We did the Queenstown to Dubbil Barril over the rack and pinion segment. An excellent journey visually, most relaxing, and the added commentary as we travelled really brought the history of the area to life. Went the Wilderness Class, food provided was first class. The only thing deterring an Excellent rating... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the Rack and Gorge half day tour that departs from Queenstown. We are thrilled you enjoyed the experience however my apologies that the carriage was a little warm. We did have an issue with the a/c units in one of the carriages however this has since been rectified. Once again thank you for the... More 

Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

From the moment we stepped on this magnificently cared for train, we guessed we were in for a treat!! We were greeted by the charming Holly and given a glass of champagne to take on board ( We had booked the Heritage Carriage and so worth the extra few dollars) Our table was right near the rear balcony so we... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of the Rack and Gorge Wilderness experience that departs from Queenstown. We appreciate your feedback and will review the speaker arrangement and ensure they are working to their optimum. So pleased to read you enjoyed the half day experience and would recommend it to others. More 

South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We boarded the West Coast Wilderness Railway at Queenstown, Tasmania for the morning trip in the first class carriage. We were greeted with champagne by a very friendly host. We were feed the whole trip with extraordinary, wonderful food that was fresh and full of flavour. And I do mean we were feed almost continuously. There were six of us... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the West Coast Wilderness Railway Wilderness Carriage experience - - all of our tours in the Wilderness Carriage tours include fine Tasmanian fare commencing with sparkling Tasmanian wine when you board! We are happy you enjoyed the day and would recommend it to others - thanks again for your review and wishing you safe... More 

Mackay, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Decided to take the full day trip from Strahan-Queenstown return with my two young children. We travelled in the first-class carriage and it was well worth paying the extra cost. Much easier and in the long run probably cheaper on average than having to buy or carry food & drinks along the way. Kids loved the food onboard and also... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Queenstown Explorer - it was great to read your review and we are thrilled that you and your children enjoyed the day. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and beverage and the service provided. Wishing you safe and memorable travels in Tasmania. More 

Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff that work on this Wilderness Railway were brilliant. They were friendly, helpful and went beyond the call of duty many times over. We paid extra to have the luxury carriage and I think it is worth the extra, which includes high tea and a balcony carriage where you get to stand outside. We went on a warm day... More 

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Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the half day River and Rainforest experience - I am pleased you enjoyed the journey and the service provided by the team. They will be thrilled to read your feedback and more than anything this helps keep us all motivated in the knowledge that passengers are enjoying themselves. Once again thank you for your... More 

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