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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train from Strahan, the tour guide was very good, full of information about the surroundings. The engine driver excellent. A fun tour, would recommend!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a very expensive trip but well worth the money we booked the wilderness carriage with meals included had a great day the Gold panning was a bit so so although some one was lucky and got a nice bit of Gold. very good...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the full day trip from Strahan to Queenstown and return on the WCWR. What a top experience it was. The narrow gauge railway furst built for the Mt Lyell Mkming Co with the rack system to get it up and down the steepest...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

if you go to strahan you have to take the train trip to queenstown and back .great service up and back and asupurb lunch.a great big thank you to all involved from the hostess to the driver thanks again

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a trip in the heritage class to dubill barill and back. Learning the history of the area and the mining industry that lead to the railway being built was interesting. The guide was very informative but they could maybe do with providing a more...More

Thank Maddison S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of four did the 9 AM to 1 PM train ride round trip from Queenstown. $ AZ 110 each (senior rate) seemed very high. The train makes several stops. One for gold panning. One for drinks. One for scenic views of the river...More

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

Appreciate your feedback on the half day Rack & Gorge Experience out of Queenstown, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the experience. The standard Heritage ticket price is AU$110 (incl GST) should you have booked direct with us we offer a 10%...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a half day steam train trip from Queenstown to the Dubbill Barrell station that included a steep 1 in 16 gradient through spectacular and steep rainforests and river gorges. The story of its construction was interesting and all staff were friendly and knowledgeable....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. It's great to read that you enjoyed your experience on board with us and all aspects of the journey along the way. Our station stops do offer a range of different activities and walks with bathroom facilities...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The WCWR was a much anticipated inclusion on a Tasmanian tour itinerary - total group of 18, and all couples. The whole thing was marvellous. Our carriage was brand new having only been in service for one week. Our hostess Debbie was fantastic - efficient,...More

1  Thank ANNE R
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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 but also some feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed carriage #11, as you mentioned it has only just returned to service after being fully restored and it's exciting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day we had going from Strahan to Queenstown return. The train is beautifully restored and Tom who did a fantastic commentary throughout the day was fantastic! Loved being able to get off from time to time to walk in the rain forest...More

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

Thank you for your positive review, it sounds like you had a memorable experience on board with us and we are really glad to read this. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed our station stops and what each one has to offer, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 4 hour return train ride from Strahan to Dubbil Barril, which was long enough I thought. We had a couple of stops along the way. One stop to buy a cup of coffee from the café on the train with a window...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time spent on our River and Rainforest journey from Regatta Point. In particular our station stops, these are a great way to show visitors where our historic towns once were...More

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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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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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Hi There there is parking even caravans do not worry Cheers Marie
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