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West Coast Wilderness Railway

62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 0100
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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 4 October 2016

We had a fabulous day in the Heritage Carriage, The staff were friendly and professional. The scenery was amazing. Excellent food including a glass of champagne and smoked salmon canapes first up. The commentary was interesting and it was good to stop and get off...More

Thank mareecrosbie
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

I was delighted to read your review of one of our half day railway journeys - the Wilderness carriage is a wonderful way to experience this stunning part of Tasmania! The team will be thrilled to read your review also and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We did the half day Rack and Gorge tour in the Wilderness Carriage. It was just great from start to finish even though we had terrible weather. The food was delicious (apart from a dry bread roll with the soup, had to go to the...More

Thank themacs111
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for sharing your review of the half day Rack and Gorge tour in the Wilderness carriage on tripadvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed the day including the workshop tour and despite the bread roll would recommend it to fellow travelers! The entire team...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had the best day! Was really worried how it would go as we have 3 children under 10 (2 with autism who sometimes don't cope) With the professionalism and friendly nature of the staff, the many stops and not to mention the beautiful scenery...More

1  Thank Claire S
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review of our all day Queenstown Explorer. It is a great rail experience with many activities throughout the day to keep children ( and adults!) entertained. Tom and the crew do a magnificent job and I am delighted he was...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the trip from Queenstown and return and paid the extra for the dining carriage. Very spectacular views and had a good chat with the engine driver AJ. Very friendly guy and more than happy to chat.More

Thank Stanley111
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for sharing your review of the Rack and Gorge experience in the Wilderness Carriage. Sipping on a glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine and enjoying a sumptuous morning tea and lunch is an excellent way to enjoy the stunning and dramatic scenery! Our crews...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

This old steam train has been restored to excellent condition, from its days as a mining loco, the carriage woodwork is beautiful. I chose the Wilderness package (first class?), and recieved a high tea during the trip. The only bothersome thing was the volume of...More

Thank Lou B
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you for your review of the half day River and Rainforest journey in the Wilderness carriage - it is a fantastic way to experience the rugged and scenic west coast while sipping on a glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine and being served a traditional...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went on the Strahan to Dubbil Barril half day train journey and loved it. A magnificent journey through the rainforest on the West Coast. Train was very comfortable. Hosts were very knowledgable and welcoming.More

Thank Emma S
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you for sharing your review of the half day River and Rainforest journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I am delighted you enjoyed the day and would recommend it to other travelers. Passenger numbers are surging at present so we do recommend people...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Tasmanian West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must do for train buffs and pristine forest lovers. It is the only heritage steam Abt railway in Australia and is in top condition. Everything from the remodelled Queenstown Station to the rebuilt carriages using beautiful local...More

Thank Steve F
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Thank you for the excellent review of the railway - I am delighted you had such an enjoyable experience and have recommended us to fellow travelers. The team work hard at keeping the steam locomotives, carriages and track looking good and in excellent working order....More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Did the Queenstown Explorer trip today. Have to say it was even better than we had imagined it to be. Very interesting commentary by our hostess Katrina in the Wilderness carriage. Beautiful scenery and stops at stations along the way to hop off train and...More

Thank Kabsab
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Thank you for sharing your positive review of the all day Queenstown Explorer on tripadvisor - I am thrilled you enjoyed the tour in the Wilderness carriage along with the service provided by Katrina and would recommend it to other travelers! It is a unique...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was excited for weeks before taking the tour and we were not disappointed. A delightful experience with friendly and personable staff. Katrina made the journey interesting and the commentary took us on a historic saga that brought everything to life. I recommend that you pay...More

Thank John N
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you for your fantastic review of the half day River and Rainforest journey in the Wilderness Carriage complete with sparkling Tasmanian wine and traditional High Tea! It is a popular tour and Katrina will be thrilled you enjoyed her service and commentary throughout the...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We took the Rack and Gorge return trip from Queenstown. The ride was wonderful - fantastic scenery and we really felt like we'd gone back in history to the original railway. We chose the Wilderness carriage which had comfortable seats with tables and was definitely...More

1  Thank Penny G
Michael S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for sharing your review on tripadvisor - I am thrilled you enjoyed the journey and that Tom and Katrina were able to add to the experience with their commentary and service - both will be delighted to red your feedback. We operate in...More

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Pingwi
25 July 2017|
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Response from Anthony B | Property representative |
The full day trip Queenstown Explorer is out of Strahan departing 8:30am returning 5:30pm stopping in Queenstown for lunch for around 1.5hrs. Depending on the time of year will depend on when the service is offered, best to... More
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Margaret2507
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
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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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