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West Coast Wilderness Railway

Strahan, Australia
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About West Coast Wilderness Railway
Step back in time and history as you board 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 and year-round departures from both Queenstown Station and the historic harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan, there is a journey to suit everyone. Discover the enchanting Gondwanan 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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West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan

See parts of Tasmania that are inaccessible by car with a ride aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Make your way up across the Macquarie Harbour, into the rain forest, and across historic bridges, as you listen to stories about life in the area long ago. Once you reach Dubbil Barril, you get to see the locomotive being turned around using a wheelhouse.
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4 hours
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West Coast Wilderness Railway: Queenstown Explorer from Strahan

Get more out of your time in Strahan by going on a West Coast Wilderness Railway adventure. This Queenstown Explorer will take you past quaint historic stations such as Lower Landing. You won’t have to worry about being rushed, as you’ll have time to get off at the stations and explore. A highlight is going on a walking trail through the rainforest near Dubbil Barril and seeing Huon pine trees. If you work up an appetite, you’ll have roughly 90 minutes to explore Queenstown and find somewhere to eat.
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9 hours 15 minutes
from $146.49
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woopiservicecentre wrote a review Jul 2020
Woolgoolga, Australia157 contributions28 helpful votes
Full day tour in the food & drink carriage was amazing. The scenery sensational, the station stops along the way extremely interesting and educational. Best value for money, we had 10 hours including the lunch and Queenstown Walking tour which was beautiful and funny meeting
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us such a positive review from your recent journey on board. We are so pleased to read that you had a memorable experience and enjoyed all that the trip had to offer. Thank you for your feedback and for joining us on a adventure back in time, it was a pleasure being able to welcome you aboard!
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Tom wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
We had an absolute blast! The experience was amazing from start to finish, the staff super friendly and knowledgeable! The locos and stops along the way made history come to life. Not just a must-do for train fans!!
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us a positive review from your train journey, we are very pleased to read that you had a memorable experience and enjoyed our history lesson along the way! Thank you for your recommendations of our railway and for joining us on board.
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Bruce F wrote a review Apr 2020
Dapto, Australia249 contributions61 helpful votes
We booked to do the top level trip, from Strahan to Queenstown and return. What a fantastic day! We were seated across a table from another couple and that made our trip very friendly. The commentary during the day was fun, informative and not continual. Morning tea was
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded May 12, 2020
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this positive review from your Queenstown Explorer journey whilst on the West Coast. We enjoying hearing feedback from our guests, especially those that have experienced our entire line and all that this full day journey has to offer. We are to thrilled to read that your experience was memorable and a highlight from your holiday to Tasmania. Thank you so much for joining us during your time here, it was an absolute pleasure being able to welcome you aboard.
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Andrew C wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions15 helpful votes
We travelled from Queenstown to Dubbil Barrill and back. It was a brilliant train trip and I highly recommend it. Maybe we should have gone upmarket for a lunch on board? Our train host/guide/conductor Simon was brilliant. It is such a professional organisation. My only
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded May 12, 2020
Thank you kindly for this positive review from your Rack and Gorge journey with us, we are so very pleased to read that you had a memorable experience on board. Thank you for your kind feedback, unfortunately the need to run a morning journey from one end of the line is so that we can run an afternoon journey from the other end without overlapping trains on our single line. We do apologise for the need of your early morning, especially on holidays however we are very grateful that you could join us on board for an adventure. It was a pleasure! Additional - the lunch on board is delicious if you are able to return to visit us in the future :)
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markgG4178JF wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Had a lovely trip doing River & Rainforest from Strahan, booked the normal carriage, where you could buy drinks and snacks, had last carriage so had the added balcony on way back when train changed directions, great day, informative & train personnel were great. Had my cousin
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Thank you kindly for this positive review from your recent journey, we are so pleased to read that you had a memorable experience on board. We were excited to read of your family joining you, and great to hear that they enjoyed the journey also. Thank you all for visiting us during your stay on the West Coast of Tasmania, it was our pleasure being able to welcome you aboard.
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