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West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan provided by West Coast Wilderness Railway

West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan

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Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    West Coast Wilderness Railway (Regatta Point Station, Strahan)
    62 Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468, Australia
    Regatta Point Station
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    West Coast Wilderness Railway
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Situated at Regatta Point Station in Strahan, Tracks On Point Cafe is open on train departure days at least an hour before the train departs for burgers, shakes and pancakes.
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  • You'll end at
    West Coast Wilderness Railway (Regatta Point Station, Strahan)
    62 Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468, Australia
    Regatta Point Station
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See parts of the wilderness inaccessible by car
  • Multiple departure times are available
  • Learn about the railway's historic significance with live on-board commentary
  • Watch the train locomotive get turned around on a wheelhouse
Important Information
Departure Point
West Coast Wilderness Railway (Regatta Point Station, Strahan), 62 Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468, Australia
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 106 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Oldjack wrote a review 18 Jan
Greater Melbourne, Australia21,069 contributions2,344 helpful votes
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The tour and train journey was professional and well organized and the train carriage well fitted out.The narrative was good as was the journey through the rugged rain forest along the King River. Service was pleasant and good and the food provided adequate. It is expensive but
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Faith787 wrote a review 13 Jan
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions6 helpful votes
My mum and I went on the River and Rainforest half-day train ride from Strahan. The scenery is stunning and constantly changing. The tour commentary was excellent, funny and informative. We loved the stories. It was also good have the 3 stops along the way to stretch our legs.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us this positive review from your recent journey on board, it's really great to read that you and your Mum enjoyed the experience and all that it had to offer. We appreciate your feedback from the journey and do hope that you may be able to return to experience our Rack and Gorge journey in the future. Thank you for joining us on board during your stay in Strahan, it was an absolute pleasure.
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557amalia wrote a review 13 Jan
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We did the River and Rainforest trip after reading many reviews and recommendations from family. It was a beautiful and relaxing day and we were lucky with nice weather. Due to Covid restrictions we weren't able to do the honey tasting, but they did a great job with keeping
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you kindly for this positive review from your recent River and Rainforest journey on board, we are really pleased that you enjoyed the experience and grateful for the feedback given here. Our Raft and Steam journey is a popular one combining the two experiences into one and we hope that you may be able to return one day to experience this one also :) Thank you again for your suggestions and for joining us on board, it was a pleasure.
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Lussiana M wrote a review 8 Jan
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I just came back from that tour with my family (3 children)... so disappointed to discover that the train is only travelling from strahan to Dubbil Barril then going back to Strahan : it wasn’t mentionned that this tour won’t travel thru the world famous rack and pinion part of
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Anthony-WCWR, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan
Responded 1 week ago
I wish to acknowledge your review and also appreciate you taking the time to contact us via email. We appreciate you acknowledging the friendly staff that we have, although disappointed you rated the experience "1" based on presumptions of what the tour included and where it went rather than contacting us to confirm if there was uncertainty. This is the first complaint of its kind we have received, however acknowledge your comments and we will update the website to be even more specific on our experiences to ensure there is no confusion in the future. We apologise if you did not see the inclusions on the tours that were offered nor the map that indicate that the River & Rainforest travels along the King River through the Rainforest to Dubbil Barril where it is turned (nowhere mentioning it travels over the rack) and that the Rack and Gorge travels over the Rack and through the gorge as the name suggests. This is also shown on the map. When we advertise our tours we don’t advertise what we don’t do, we promote what we do include. We have 3 tours the full day Queenstown Explorer that covers the entire line, the ½ day River & Rainforest out of Strahan to Dubbil Barril return and the ½ day Rack & Gorge out of Queenstown to Dubbil Barril return, each with their own great experiences. We are truly sorry we did not meet your expectation of something we don’t offer nor promote on this experience, we are sorry you did not enjoy the tour for what it is as our other guests do, but pleased that you believe our staff are friendly, we trust you may return and have our friendly staff take you on the Rack and Gorge experience. We trust you enjoy the rest of your travel around Tasmania and thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.
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Jason S wrote a review 8 Jan
Melbourne, Australia1,247 contribution366 helpful votes
Tough one to rate as it was good being on the train and seeing the scenery, steam engine train is great to see and trek through rainforest is nice With 3 stops on first Leg you spend about 20 minutes at each stop you can pan for gold at first stop, 2nd stop you can get
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Response from Anthony-WCWR, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway: River and Rainforest from Strahan
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Jason, Appreciate your review and pleased that you enjoyed the experience. We like to think of it as an experience rather than a train ride. What makes the expereince unique is that you are travelling on the only railway of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, travelling into area unaccessable, through terraine that is inhospitable and that railways just don't travel through, this brings the challenge that the train just can't turn around anywhere and it takes time to get to the gorge then on to Dubbil Barril where the train can be turned. Unfortunately the only way into Dubbil Barril is via train, raft or helicopter, making it unique. We are working on onboard entertainment to help those who are unable to last the 4 hours and hope to have this completed this year along with the continued enhancements of the remote stations and the experience.
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By: West Coast Wilderness Railway
D9761XPmichellec
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Fantastic Steam Train Journey!
What a wonderful day! I would highly recommend this tour. My family and I did both the half day from Strahan and
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faircrack
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Traintastic
Awesome trip. Could not recommend more. Got the meal option the food was good and it was all brought out promptly a
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G6135RSroberte
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A Stirring Journey
We rode in a Wilderness Carriage for a half day Rack and Gorge train trip. It was a pleasure. The train and carri
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frendy61
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Best train ride
A fantastic half day trip on the ABT railway. Very friendly staff. Excellent commentary. Great stops with fun activ
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KingRob82
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Steam train
We booked the wilderness carriage which included a glass of bubbles and canapes, that turned out to be more food th
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waylou34
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Rack & Gorge for a wonderful day!
We had a wonderful day on the beautiful wilderness railway. The scenery was breath taking, the commentary was infor
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519larst
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A must-do experience
We did the trip from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril. A mangnificent and eye-opening experience in an exceptional part
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FamilyHolidays22
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Rack & Gorge would highly recommend
Memorable experience on the Rack & Gorge Commentary was excellent with a little bit of humour, food was delicious.
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332gayd
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Just fantastic. I would fully recommend the trip.
Rode the train from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril return through the rain forest. What an absolutely wonderful experi
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samkh03
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What a wonderful experience
We live in Tasmania and had talked about this experience for years. We definitely were not disappointed! The ride
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Morley01
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Hop on board and experience the journey.
Very enjoyable trip, commentary was fantastic staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, so friendly. I would highl
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626beryl
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Wonderful journey
Do yourself a favour and experience this lovely train journey. Very enjoyable and a great insight into the history
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Julie T
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Glorious train trip with grand story.
The whole adventure was wonderful. We started our day with a lovely breakfast at the cafe at Queenstown Station loo
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Mike F
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An Amazing adventure.
We travelled from Queenstown to Dubbil Barrel and back, An amazing journey! The history was brought to life by rail
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Xxzzyyaa
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World class railway experience
We travelled from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril and back on the River and Rainforest trip. The railway wasn't running
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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