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West Coast Wilderness Railway

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Address: 62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+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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Wilderness railway

Great trip in a steam train . Debbie in our carriage told some great stories and fed and watered us well, fantastic scenery , and well worth it if you like trains!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
antonyhawkings
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Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip in a steam train . Debbie in our carriage told some great stories and fed and watered us well, fantastic scenery , and well worth it if you like trains!

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

Hi Anthony, Thanks so much for riding with us and for sharing your response to our little railway. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have time to board this beautiful train. Just watching it pull in and out of Strahan was incredible. If you get the chance do it!!!!

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

Hi Wendy, we hope you can come back one day soon and experience one of our steam train journeys for yourself. Safe travels. More 

highett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A privilege to experience history up close and personal Everyone so accomplished in knowledge and history A truely memorable experience

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

Hello Maree, thank you for riding with us on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and thank you for sharing your thoughts on the experience. We, too, believe it is a privilege for us to be able to take visitors to the West Coast on our railway and to share its stories with them. We hope you can join us of... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the run from Strahan to Dubbil Barril and return and went in the Wilderness carriage with the balcony (ie the area at the rear of the cabin) This was great as allowed us to get great photos without looking through glass, but did become a bit crowded when points of interest occurred. Recommend take all the photos you... More 

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1 Thank sirius03
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous and detailed comments on your journey with our Railway, and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. We hope one day you can join us again for the full day Queenstown Explorer tour. Until then, safe travels. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a group trip from Strahan to Dubbil Barrell and return. It was a nice opportunity to get some steam engine photos and hear about the history of the area. Only one side of the train gets a good view of the scenery, as the train just reverses direction at the end. If you are sitting on the wrong... More 

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1 Thank Linda H
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Hello Linda, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It is our normal practice to ask passengers to swap sides of the carriage for the return journey, so that everyone gets a good look at the scenery, so we are sorry that this appears not to have been done on your trip with us. We will remind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip from Strahan to Queenstown and back that we would highly recommend. My wife and the 2 boys loved it. The places the early explorer's went and the work they did to get there has to be seen to be believed. The lady conductors where fantastic. Yes Bree you are awesome. My son had his 9th birthday and even... More 

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

Hello Garry, Thanks for bringing the family along for a ride with us, and for the opportunity to be a part of your son's birthday. We are delighted we seem to have been a highlight. It sounds like you might have to bring him back for his tenth birthday....:-) Until then, safe travels. More 

Jamberoo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seating is old style and not too comfortable. Scenery spectacular . Commentary informative and at times funny. Queenstown is different but an interesting old mining town. A long day but worth it.

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

Hello John, Thank you for taking time to offer this feedback on your journey. We will pass your comments about the seating on to our team to see if anything can be altered to improve the level of comfort. If you had a specific issue, we would welcome you getting in touch personally to let us know about it in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant morning. We opted for the high tea service which gave us our own viewing platform and a friendly attendant. The service provided was exceptional, with the historical commentary adding to the experience. Highly recommend.

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

Hi Paul, thanks for joining us on our Wilderness Carriage and we are delighted you enjoyed the service and the scenery, as well as the stories behind the railway and Queenstown. Safe travels. More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting morning. The history and the beautiful old train takes you back into what life was like many years ago. It was a little hard to hear the commentary because of the noise of the train and the guests talking at the same time. However, it was a great commentary so worth the trip. If you love... More 

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

Hi and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about your experience with us. It can get a bit noisy in the carriages, and we are exploring different ways for passengers to engage with the stories we tell on board, which will hopefully improve the experience even further. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the River and Rainforest half day trip out of Strahan in the wilderness carriage. It included morning tea and lunch which was excellent. Would highly recommend paying the extra for the wilderness carriage if you are a keen photographer. Plenty of opportunity to step outside on the balcony and take photos. The staff are friendly and efficient. The... More 

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Thank SuzW66
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review our trip, and for being so enthusiastic about it. Our apologies for the trouble you had on your trip hearing the commentary. We are exploring additional ways to allow passengers to engage with the stories, which will hopefully improve the experience. More 

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