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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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The wilderness carriage is the pick as you get a high tea more like a generous tasting plate of Tassie food ...and you get a free glass of wine on arrival. Great train ride with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The wilderness carriage is the pick as you get a high tea more like a generous tasting plate of Tassie food ...and you get a free glass of wine on arrival. Great train ride with commentary on the history of the train line. This is a must do experience if you are in Tassie.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

West coast wilderness railway is an excellent attraction and must visit in Strahan. The staff hosting this attraction was excellent and very informative. There was humor in the narration and kept us engaged. Well done to all involved.

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

I was delighted to read your review of the River and Rainforest half day tour - the commentary is designed to be informative and amusing and I am pleased you enjoyed it. The team will be thrilled with your comments. Once again thank you for your review and wishing you safe and memorable travels in Tasmania. More 

Devonport, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I did the half day trip from Queenstown, and it was amazing. The scenery is first class and the narration of the area was fantastic. I was in the wilderness class and felt we'll looked after from the moment I stepped on the train, thanks to our steward Holly. I really look forward to doing the trip again and seeing... 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 - Holly will be thrilled with your comments. we have a wonderful, motivated and passionate team and this combined with the heritage steam locomotives, the amazing history and scenery make it a memorable half or full day! Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely awesome..very well narrated ...Amazing man who invented The Rack.Years ago..Well done Strahan and Queenstown .Tasmania..Not expensive for what you see..and do..all little easy walks..$70 with pensioner discount ...4hours..good value..remember to take warm jacket..Raincoat type good..it climbs into hills...We took water and couple nibbly bits..(snack bar up the track ..but not cheap..)10 outa 10

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others. Thank you for sharing your review and wishing you memorable and safe onward travels in Tasmania. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

To get the most from this tour, book early and select the Wilderness Carriage. There is such a lot to be inspired by - the rainforest and wilderness scenery, the comically presented stories from the past, the engineering marvels, the magnificent restoration of the engine, carriages, stations and rail infrastructure and the interactive activities at each of the station stops.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and I am pleased we helped make your trip to the west coast and Tasmania memorable. The team will be thrilled to read your comments and will provide us all with fresh motivation to continue to do what we do! Thank you More 

Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the minute the steam engine pulled out of the shed and for the next 4hours it was fantastic. You get off at two stations in the middle of this wilderness to go for a rainforest walk it was magical. Our conductor Thomas was great and very informative. Loved the thought of how did they ever do the railway. Well... 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 - the sight of a steam locomotive combined with the wonderful sound and steam is a sight to behold! So pleased you enjoyed the tour and we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy one of our other tours soon! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My teenage son and I went on the Rack and Rail half day trip. Commentary was fun and informative. It was great to stop a few times at the little stations along the way. Scenery is quite spectacular. Not many food options on the way so perhaps best to BYO or pay more for the food on the train. I... More 

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

The Rack and Gorge half day tour is popular and we have noted your comment regarding food options and will ensure the café at the second stop of the journey is providing more options! I am pleased you enjoyed the half day and appreciate your review. More 

Hoi An
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were so glad we went on this outstanding adventure. Our guide/story teller "Andrew" was excellent. The scenery outstanding and we even had blankents supplied. The only complaint I have is that the "morning tea" stop didn't have much morning tea. Well worth the $95 each.

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

Its hard not to appreciate the wonderful scenery on all our tours - the west coast never fails to deliver - it is a harsh, rugged and beautiful landscape and best enjoyed while being pulled up and down in a warm and comfortable carriage by a steam locomotive! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and greatly appreciate your review... More 

Albury, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a wonderful afternoon enjoying high tea along the way. The two hosts, Holly and Andrew obviously really love their job! The afternoon tea was beautiful and then we were served warm hot cross buns being Good Friday. A nice touch we felt. The only down side was sometimes the commentary was a little hard to hear. It may... More 

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

Holly and Andrew do an amazing job and they will be thrilled that you enjoyed the journey with them. I am disappointed to read of the issues with the speakers especially as these have been recently serviced! Very pleased you enjoyed the hot cross buns - it wouldn't be good Friday without them! Once again thank you for your review. More 

Lismore, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This experience was brilliant, conductor on the train played his part well and had the whole carriage listening to his tales. Watching them turn the train at dubble barrell was amazing.

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

Thank you for your review - the team really appreciate all the feedback and knowing how much people have enjoyed the various experiences. Once again thank you and we trust you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Tasmania. More 

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