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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 heritage train and journey deep into Tasmania's western wilds. Indulge in local produce, marvel at the heritage of this unique railway, 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 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 remote stations and explore at your own pace. Book today and let us welcome you on board.
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Dee R wrote a review Oct 14
Brisbane, Australia211 contributions49 helpful votes
What a great train trip. From booking our tickets some months ago from Queensland to the end of the trip, everything ran extremely smoothly. Special thanks to Jane at the station ticketing office who helped us upgrade our original tickets and gave us great seats. We purchased seats in the Wilderness carriage on the River and Rainforest trip which included meals and a balcony. We were greeted with champagne or orange juice on arrival and the food during this four hour trip was exceptional. The train trip, using a diesel engine, was great with entertaining and informative commentary. Scenery was also quite stunning as we travelled through temperate rainforest. Along the way, we stopped at Lower Landing (twice) and at Dubbil Barril where the engine turned around. Both stops had short, easy bush walks through magnificent rainforest. A couple of things to note: if you choose the option including food, don’t have breakfast before you leave (as I did!). Also, there are no toilets on board, however each stop has toilets. This is a must do when visiting Strahan.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review and feedback from your recent River and Rainforest adventure, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed it and had a memorable journey through the rainforest. We appreciate your recommendations and advice to future passengers and thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to welcome you aboard during your visit to the West Coast, it was our absolute pleasure! 🚂
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JandJAdelaide wrote a review Oct 6
Adelaide, Australia215 contributions153 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day despite it being rather chilly. We went to Queenstown and back, We were in a wilderness carriage where the food was plentiful and the service excellent. We particularly enjoyed the guided walk in Queenstown and the various stops on the way. All of the staff were cheery and informative.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review from your recent adventure on board, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the journey and all that it has to offer. Our Queenstown Explorer journey tours the entire line between Strahan and Queenstown which experiences all that our railway has to offer, and we are excited that you were able to join us for this adventure. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to welcome you aboard, it was an absolute pleasure.
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Chris B wrote a review Sep 2021
Albany, Australia243 contributions107 helpful votes
What a great way to see the area around Strahan. Great views of the rainforest combined with excellent food and drink. Staff really seemed to know their history about the area too
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded Sep 13, 2021
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review from your recent adventure on board, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the journey and all that it has to offer. We appreciate your feedback given and thank you for joining us during your time on the West Coast, it was an absolute pleasure being able to welcome you aboard! 🚂
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JenniferLCD wrote a review Sep 2021
Perth, Australia19 contributions21 helpful votes
We had the best day out on the steam train from Queenstown and return. So enjoyable and we were fortunate to have stunning weather although that wouldn’t matter. Kelsey our guide was fun, informative and nothing was too much trouble. We upgraded to the Wilderness group and think that was value for money. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review from your recent adventure on board, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the journey and thank you for your very kind feedback. We appreciate your recommendations of our railway and thank you for joining us, it was an absolute pleasure being able to welcome you aboard! 🚂
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Joshtherock wrote a review Aug 2021
Burleigh Heads, Australia216 contributions85 helpful votes
Really good day out. We choose the wilderness carriage and had a really good morning tea and lunch. The scones were so good. The carriage had blankets which was great as it was raining and very cold outside. The stories they told we really interesting and we enjoyed the trip.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review from your recent journey on board, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the trip and the meals provided for your adventure. Thank you for your feedback given and for joining us during your time on the West Coast, it was a pleasure being able to welcome you aboard! 🚂
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