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West Coast Wilderness Railway

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Address: 62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6471 0100
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Step back in time, reliving the history as you climb aboard a majestic...

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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US$230.45*
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After receiving a phone call the morning of our full day trip and being told that there had been a mistake and we are not on (despite having printed tickets) and were leaving... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After receiving a phone call the morning of our full day trip and being told that there had been a mistake and we are not on (despite having printed tickets) and were leaving Strahan the next morning - the staff were so incredibly helpful to get us on a shorter trip and apologetic for the mistake - huge props to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only by accident did we do this trip as their web page is not up to date! Our guide was exceptional and very knowledgeable would recomend this trip to everyone

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the steam train ride through the rainforest. The guide gave us an informative commentary with stories from the past. Would have loved to go all the way to Queenstown, but this train only went half way. I thought the trip was a bit pricey and morning tea should have been included in the price.

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Thank Florence C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in the Wilderness Railay - Rack and Gorge , this meant we had high tea and champagne . The information on the history of the railway was amazing and the views were sensational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an outstanding day we had on the train. Amazing scenery, great commentary. Have been wanting to do this trip for years and wasn't disappointed. Highly recommend this trip

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend anyone visiting the area to have a ride on this amazing railway. Our carriage was comfortable and warm. We did the rack and gorge track which was so much fun. Learnt a lot on the way about the area and how the railway was built. Truly an incredible experience!

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thanks so much for riding with us on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and for sharing your thoughts on the experience. We get a thrill when passengers get as excited as us about the story of the Railway and the West Coast. Thanks again. More 

Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the whole day Queenstown explorer, we had a great day, lots of stops on the way, commentary was interesting and informative, cabins were warm, clean and comfy. If you don't have time for the whole day trip would recommend doing the half day trip from Queenstown.

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Thank belmck
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the Railway, and we're thrilled you enjoyed the full day Queenstown Explorer excursion from Strahan. Both our half day trips have their charms - the River and Rainforest from Strahan travels along the edge of Macquarie Harbour before turning up the King River, crossing it several times on incredible iron bridges. The Rack and... More 

Julia Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun way to spend the afternoon. Commentary was really interesting and very well done. Guides on the train were lots of fun for the kids and genuinely enjoyed what they were doing. Highly recommend.

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Thank dkshopgirl
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for riding with us and thanks for bringing your family along. We are delighted they enjoyed themselves - we find kids do love the train and the stories that surround it. With the various station stops and activities there's plenty to keep them engaged and occupied. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This steam train experience was awesome Friendly informative staff Great storytelling of the people. Kids loved the gold panning Worth the money and experience

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and for bringing your family along on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. It is a great family-friendly activity on Tassie's West Coast and our team love sharing the stories and helping everyone participate in the activities along the way. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is absolutely one of the best things to do in Tasmania, the sights are beautiful and just set your mind back to how they made this is staggering. The staff are very friendly and cafe at Queenstown is excellent. Not convinced that wilderness class was worth the extra dollars as the sights, smells of the railway is it's true... More 

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thanks so much Craig for sharing your thoughts on the experience. We naturally agree that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must-see must-do experience for any visitor to Tasmania. You need to come back for that cab ride - we now offer the West Coast Wilderness Railway Footplate Experience. Participants work alongside our firemen and drivers onboard one of... More 

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