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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“gold panning” (69 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 0100

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently travelled on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I did the half day Rack & Gorge from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril over the King River Gorge roughly 15ks one way half way to Strahan. Whole track is around 30-35ks. This section is on the rack...More

Thank Goldcoastfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love an adventure with natural beauty, history and celebrating the courage and tenacity of the human spirit, you must do this trip! We took the full day trip from Strahan through world heritage wilderness rainforest up over the mountains to Queenstown and back,...More

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do. A wonderful experience and worth every $. Our tour guide was terrific. The West coast of Tas is really a hidden gem.

Thank Flick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth taking the trip up into the mountains. The train was around 130 years old (Steam) and has been very well restored (carriages). The commentary on the trip by Brie was first class and gave a great insight into the past history of the...More

Thank kalyngra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the train from Queenstown and was impressed by the service from the first minute. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful, that shows how passionate they are about the railway and their community. We saw the most incredible wild forest and the turn...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked seats on the wilderness carriage for the Strahan-Dubbil Barril return trip. The carriage was beautifully restored and we were welcomed with a glass of bubbly for the adults and orange juice for the children. Other drinks are available for purchase. If travelling with...More

1  Thank Smallfamily T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good trip up but way too long on return too long iin Queenstown, Food was delivered well on train but for the quality it was not good value way too expensive, had to pay for drinks for the price should be included, considering they get...More

Thank kevinjevans11
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response to the experience of riding on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and we are very sorry that you did not find the experience entirely agreeable. From your comment about having spent too long in Queenstown, we conclude that you chose...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish was fantastic the staff so friendly beautiful the food was lovely and you leave the train very full.

Thank liztrounson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an exception train journey aboard a magnificent steam train travelling through Tasmania's west coast alongside the, at times wild King River and cool temperate rainforest. There are a few train ride options from either Queenstown or Strahan each day. We set off from...More

1  Thank AussieDiver53
Reviewed 17 May 2017

What a fascinating experience. The staff were great - very entertaining and passed on heaps of history & information without 'throwing it in your face'. We treated ourselves to the Wilderness Carriage and would highly suggest this to anyone considering the trip. Our trip was...More

Thank 817carole
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Margaret2507
Hello :) with the full day trip from strahan to queenstown. How long do we get to stay in queenstown before return to strahan. I was wondering if I could have the chance to visit Ironblow lookout while the train stop by queenstown. Do you this I can get to Ironblow lookout with the time available? Will the lookout be far away from the train station? Thanks :D
18 March 2017|
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Response from Garry M | Reviewed this property |
G'day, Its to far to walk to the top. Where you are asking is at the top of what is called the 99 bends on the road to Hobart, the lookout gives a great view back into the open cut of the mine. There are cabs in Queenstown... More
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Margaret2507
Hello :) with the full day trip from strahan to queenstown. How long do we get to stay in queenstown before return to strahan. I was wondering if I could have the chance to visit Ironblow lookout while the train stop by queenstown. Do you this I can get to Ironblow lookout with the time available? Will the lookout be far away from the train station? Thanks :D
18 March 2017|
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Response from Daneeka H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret Iron blow lookout is at the top of gormanston hill. With an hour stop in Queenstown you should be able to grab a taxi and head up there!? It's about 10-15 mins away
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Margaret2507
Hi, few questions: 1. I am wondering how do you use the entertainment book discount voucher when you book online. Thanks in advance!
21 February 2017|
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Response from WCWR_AR | Property representative |
Hello Margaret, as others have suggested, you need to call us and present the voucher when you check in on the day - 03 64710100. Thank you.
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