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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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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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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the River and Rainforest package. Paid a little extra for the Wilderness carriage which was worth it as it gives you the best opportunity for photos during the trip from the platform at the back of the train. Make sure you get your...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booking handled well at the station, the carriage was clean and warm. The half day tour included nice morning, afternoon tea and lunch which was served with unlimited hot drinks. All staff, driver and fireman were easy to talk to and full of information. Most...More

Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the train for a 1/2 day trip from Queenstown up to Dubbril Barril and enjoyed the scenery and commentary very much. You get to experience the rack and pinion system and view over King River Gorge. There are a few stops along the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You just can't beat that west coast rainforest. Absolutely stunning scenery and a comfortable ride. The steam trains are original, over a hundred years old. My partner and I are nerds and got talking to one of the engineers, who took us on a personal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled on rack and gorge section of railway. Staff were extremely friendly and informative, great service and food. Got great pictures of train and carriages which have been faithfully restored and journey through rainforest was very relaxing. Driver was very informative as to how rack...More

Thank Mads275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks so much for a great fun experience- which we redid this time in Tassie ! Beautiful country and interesting info. Loved our guides- Ash (? I think) who was so enthusiastic and sweet- and Katrina who also had a great sense of humour! It...More

Thank Jenni P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff members, the wilderness, the food, the train and the history were all fantabulous. Even my 70 year old nan loved it.

Thank Justine G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid a little more for the trip & received a glass of sparkling wine (Tasmanian), canapés, scone jam & cream, soup & bread followed by slices & teas & coffees. Also the trade carriage has a balcony which can be used during the travel. Highly...More

Thank Lynne W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the extra money for the first class experience on the Queenstown Explorer option and it was well worth it. The trip goes all day, starting 8am and finishing around 5pm. First class gets you 1 free glass of champagne on arrival (champagne breakfast),...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review, it's great to read that you enjoyed your journey on board with us. We enjoying being able to take care of our visitors with not only an enjoyable, scenic train ride but also some history and delicious food thrown...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time we had. Everything was first class all the way, booking, crew, train, food, service and stunning scenery. Thank you.More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really thrilled to read that you had a wonderful journey, we endeavour to provide a memorable experience to all of our guests and it's great to read your review. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback and for...More

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21girlie
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
Queenstown half day Rack & Gorge as the name says has the Rack section of the railway plus gorge views. Strahan half day River & Rainforest as the name says goes along the river and through the Rainforest, it does not go... More
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November 3, 2017|
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Response from Shazsarale | Reviewed this property |
Hi The views are amazing on the 1/2 tour and you certainly see the majority of the scenery. You would not be disappointed at all. I have done both, but I really wanted the complete picture this time that is why we stayed... More
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Response from dillon022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There there is parking even caravans do not worry Cheers Marie
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