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West Coast Wilderness Railway

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Address: 1 Driffield Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6471 0100
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Description: Step back in time, reliving the history as you climb aboard a majestic...
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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Winter timetable ..... Awesome Trip!

We experienced the winter timetable from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril (return) on the rack and pinion rail. Lovely food along the way, with great service and commentary by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We experienced the winter timetable from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril (return) on the rack and pinion rail. Lovely food along the way, with great service and commentary by the "Guard". Sure it was cold...freezing, raining, even hail...but we were snug in the lovely renovated carriage, pulled by a quaint old steam train, and the whole experience was excellent....the scenery sure... More 

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

Thank you for your review - we are thrilled you enjoyed the Rack and Gorge Winter Steaming experience! One of the beauties of the train is that it is enjoyable in all weather and in July we will be serving mulled wine to help warm passengers up! The café team will also be chuffed with your recommendation. Once again thank... More 

Hobart Tasmania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took a half day trip and it was excellent. Paid for first class and were not disappointed. Service was excellent and informative. Food was OK and more than enough. Seats comfortable. Rain on the return leg did not matter but rather added to the experience. Don't let a bad weather forecast put you off. The history of the track... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed the experience on the West Coast Wilderness Railway and have recommended it to others. The railway is operating throughout winter and all the journeys are equally enjoyable in rain, hail, snow or shine! Once again thank you for your review. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We (adult,12,12,13) took the train from Strahan to Dubbil Barrel and return in the Wilderness carriage (snacks provided etc). The tour guide / conductor Andrew did a fantastic job of providing info on the some history of the railway mixed in with fun stories that my kids also enjoyed. Initially I was concerned the kids might not be interested too... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on the Steaming River and Rainforest journey. I am delighted you and your children enjoyed the half day experience. Wishing you safe and memorable travels in Tasmania, More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

On a freezing, rainy day we boarded our beautifully resorted train for our wilderness adventure. Only 10 of us were crazy enough to be out in this weather but this did not distract from our experience. In winter they only run the Heritage carriage with includes champagne as you take your seat, canapés when you lave the station, home made... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our Steaming Winter experience! We are delighted you enjoyed the day and would recommend it to others. One of the beauties of the railway is that it is weather proof and runs in all but the most extreme weather! Once again thank you for your review and we trust you enjoy/ed the remainder of... More 

London
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you like: Old steam trains. Wilderness.(Spectacular King River Gorge.) Rainforest.(Unique Huon Pine) Great service and good food. Excellent guide with endless fascinating stories about the early mining era. The tenacity and resilience of the people who shaped the establishment of the West Coast Mining. Then, this is for you. A brilliant full day out. We opted for the more... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed the West Coast Wilderness Railway and shared your experience on tripadvisor. We are continuing throughout winter and we encourage people to call or go to our web page for detailed schedule. Once again thank you for your review. More 

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51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went on this amazing old steam train that went from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril and return. We had the wilderness carriage experience where we received a glass of champagne or orange juice on embarking. We had a balcony at the end of the carriage which we were able to take some amazing photos from. We stopped at a few... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Rack and Gorge experience - this is a popular journey and the wilderness carriage complete with balcony and morning and lunch served in the carriage is a great way to enjoy the spectacular scenery. So pleased you enjoyed it and wishing for many more memorable experiences while you are in Tasmania. More 

Eudunda, Australia
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed this 1/2 day train trip up the mountain and back from Queenstown. Having a couple stops on the way. Under steam and on the narrow guage up the steep inclines at times holds the breath and then so did some of the sights of the river below when crossing one of the bridges! A treat at gold panning... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Rack and Gorge journey - it features spectacular views and so pleased you found it entertaining and enjoyable.. We will have our speakers checked to ensure the sound is the best we can get. Once again thank you for your review and wishing you safe and memorable onward travels in Tasmania. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to go on this amazing railway with its history and stunning scenery. Also the staff and people who were involved with the whole experience were lovely from start to finish. The old train was delightful, the journey was just stunning with views of gorges, rivers and rainforest. The meal was lovely at Queenstown as was the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review on the West Coast Wilderness Railway - we are thrilled you enjoyed the experience. The entire team are passionate about the railway and I am pleased AJ was able to share some of his knowledge with you - he is one of Australia's more experienced steam locomotive drivers. The railway will be operating throughout... More 

Hobart
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We decided to pay the extra and go for a full day instead of half day....and it was well worth it. We had such fun. Katrina and Tom were such funny people and really made the trip more enjoyable. It was hard to get good photos though, because we could lean out of the carriage because of safety reasons but... More 

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

Thank you for your review - we are delighted you enjoyed the full day Queenstown Explorer journey in the Wilderness Carriage. One of the highlights of the journeys is the narrow formation and cuttings the train passes through were cut by hand 120 years ago and they only made it wide enough for the train and carriages to pass without... More 

Hobart Tas
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful afternoon on the River and Rainforest High Tea extravaganza. Loved the whole trip and even arriving back in to Strahan with a beautiful sunset on show for us. High Tea was perfect and we felt like we were experiencing the best of the best, food, wine, coffee and the amazing scenery. Staff... More 

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

We were thrilled to read your review of the River and Rainforest journey - so pleased you enjoyed the high tea, the service provided and you would recommend the experience to others. We will be continuing to operate both our signature half day journeys throughout winter and look forward to welcoming people who take your advice and "just do it'.... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Driffield Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7467, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6471 0100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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