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“Awesome Trip, Great Tour Guides”

West Coast Wilderness Railway
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King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the...
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Strahan
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Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome Trip, Great Tour Guides”
Reviewed March 27, 2008

We travelled on the train in late March 08 and had a fantastic time. Great activities along the way (we found gold at a gold-panning lesson and we go to keep it!) and our tour guide was excellent.
Bella (our tour guide onboard with us) made the trip funny but informative and knew when to talk and when to let the great rainforest views speak for themselves. It was a fairly wet day on the trip we were on but we were nice and warm and dry and it made the rainforest look even better. Highly recommended. We had friends who travelled the next day who loved the scenery but whose tour guide barely spoke at all and they learnt a LOT less than we did about the area.
Well worth the money, request Bella as a tour guide if you can!!

6 Thank travellinggooseberry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“picturesque and historically interesting”
Reviewed November 7, 2007

We did the WCWR in mid August 2007. It was a very worthwhile experience and I would highly recommend it. It's a great way to fill in a day. The scenery is amazing and the commentary is very interesting. We stayed in Queenstown as we have done on two previous occassions. It is much cheaper than straughan which is pretty overpriced. Queenstown however is a place people either love or hate. I have met more haters. It's a mining town with barren yet beautifully coloured mountains all around. We have always stayed at the empire hotel which is really nice however the rooms are very basic yet clean and good value.
Whichever end of the trip you stay at, the trip itself is worth every cent however I don't know that I would pay the extra for the luxury class.Do it and enjoy

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