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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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History of the West

The train and carriages bring back the past, as does the interesting hill climb (and decent) rack... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jaybee754
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Brisbane, Australia
Wild wilderness

An enjoyable trip on the train that left from Strahan in the afternoon. We were in the Wilderness... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kiwi83
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new zealand
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The train and carriages bring back the past, as does the interesting hill climb (and decent) rack and pinion centre rail. We travelled from Queenstown towards Strahan and enjoyed the hospitality, commentary, station stops and bush walks. The online booking could be improved as it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An enjoyable trip on the train that left from Strahan in the afternoon. We were in the Wilderness carriage which provided lovely treats to eat. Be prepared for the halfway change over which enables you to experience the outlook from both sides of the carriage.Also...More

Thank kiwi83
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We knew from previous reviews that the railway was good, but it surpassed our expectations. We arrived early at the station and had breakfast in the excellent restaurant, but were a little rushed at the end due to the “All Aboard” call being given at...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent rail trip and staff made you feel very welcome on the trip into the forest....great value for money....worth the visit.

Thank George H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally found this while driving through Strahan. The staff were incredibly helpful and in no time at all I had a ticket and was ready to go. I was in the Wilderness Carriage which means you enjoy a high tea, some sparkling wine and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally gotten down to writing something about a great experience we had in Feb this year. We didn't have high expectations as it was another train ride but it turned out that there was a history behind the railway, the search for gold, then copper,...More

Thank ErrolGP
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the full day Queenstown Explorer in a Wilderness carriage and gave us a return journey with a steam engine from Strahan to Queenstown. We were looked after superbly on the train and provided with an excellent lunch, coping with food allergies where necessary,...More

1  Thank Robert R
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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review was great to read, we really appreciate your feedback and kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable experience on board and that you enjoyed spending your day with us. We do aim to take care of a range...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable afternoon. We paid a bit extra for the wilderness carriage and were delighted with the high tea style tasting plates. The staff were friendly and informativeMore

Thank mjoned
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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a positive review and for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you join us on board and we are glad to read that your afternoon spent with us was enjoyable and memorable....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome trip. So full of history and information. We did the half day trip from Queenstown. From start to finish it was the best thing I have done for so long. There were young children on board as well as older travellers, we all had...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your positive review and kind words. We are thrilled to read your review and hear that you had a memorable experience on board with us. The railway does interest all ages and we have reflected this in our station stop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this after seeing a story about it on Railroads Australia, we did the Heritage Car and really enjoyed it, Cara who did our commentary was fantastic, such a great presenter who knew her stuff. We only had time to do the Strahan to Dubbil...More

1  Thank Amanda W
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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review after your journey on board. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and were well looked after in your time with us. Would be great to have you visit us again...More

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21girlie
19 November 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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3 November 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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