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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 0100
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King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the...
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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 2 days ago

All-round, this was a fascinating and rewarding experience. The return journey from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril (pronounced, Double Barrel) was a trip into the rich past of the area, recreating the copper ore traffic up and down the steep rack and pinion railway of a...More

Thank JamesT610
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of our half day Rack & Gorge Experience out of Queenstown, pleased to hear you had a great day on the only operating ABT railway in the Southern Hemisphere and recognised the great team we have on the railway. Trust...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We caught the train at Queenstown at nine o'clock. The engine was the Mt Lyell No 1 which was the first engine to be used on the railway. There were two carriages on our train. The journey was very interesting and we had a knowledgeable...More

Thank Mike M
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of our half day Rack & Gorge Experience out of Queenstown, pleased to hear you had a fantastic day and recognised the great team we have on the railway. Trust you had a safe trip home and we look forward...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family of four had a great day on the Strahan to Queenstown return train ride. Beautiful scenery, an informative and entertaining commentary from Tom, comfortable carriage and fantastic stops along the way. Would highly recommend including this in your itinerary!

Thank Kelly J
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and review of your Experience on the full day Queenstown Explorer with your family. We trust you enjoyed your time on the west coast, had a safe trip home and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the gold class section of the tour very much. Well worth spending the extra $$ for what you receive: Rear balcony access Champagne on arrival (or juice) Dining table booth seating High tea assortment YUMMY Ride up from Strahan end of train for...More

Thank Lismarie67
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and review of your experience in what you described as "gold class" wilderness carriage. We trust you enjoyed your time on the west coast, had a safe trip home and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique way to travel to Queenstown from Strahan. Very interesting & informative with wonderful service & friendly staff. Highly recommended

Thank Rae W
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Queenstown Explorer, trust you had a safe journey home and we look forward to welcoming you back to our unique and beautiful part of Tasmania

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in late November as part of a tour group, and the entire experience was a pleasure. Right from arriving at the station the staff were pleasant and keen to give me a bit more of an insight into what was going on, even before...More

Thank Nick S
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it as much as we enjoy sharing what we have. Yes when it rains in the rainforest it really adds to the experience and the appreciation of what the pioneers had to endure,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this activity the day after doing a cruise on the Gordon River. Being that we are both big steam train fans thought we would rate this higher than the cruise. It turned out to be not the case. Don't get me wrong, it was...More

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Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations, although glad to hear you believe it is still worth doing. The railway is the original railway that has been around for more than 120 years in what is some very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set of from Strahan at 8.30 a small picnic basket was pleased on our seat , this was just a snack but you could have paid a little more fore lunch etc . We were lucky to have Kathleen in our carriage who gave...More

Thank alannorth7
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our full day Queenstown Explorer in our Heritage carriage. We appreciate the feedback and recognition of the great team we have and the only experience of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere in what is unique inhospitable environment

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were running a couple minutes late and staff called us to ensure that we made it onto the train. We were greeted by friendly and professional staff who made sure we got to our seats and our sparkling wine. The carriage was immaculate and...More

Thank Ken L
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on our half day Rack & Gorge Experience out of Queenstown, we believe we have just about got it right and appreciate when our guests recognise our team that help make the experience for what it is. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the half day trip from Strahan (4 hour return trip). You have the option of $110.00 per person or $185.00 per person. The $185.00 package includes 1 Glass of Bubbles and a Food Platter and also the benefit of having an outside viewing...More

1  Thank Jayne-Maree
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we believe we have a great team and appreciate when that is recognised by our guests and thank you for this. Having already responded to your feedback personally in November via our Facebook Page, I would like to reiterate now...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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Langkawi P
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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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