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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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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This trip was great - the staff were full of historical facts, and the food on the "better" ticket was just great. The seats were comfortable and the scenery was just incredible. I really recommend this trip.

Thank Greg H
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hello Greg, and thank you for travelling with us and for sharing your thoughts. The West Coast is an incredible place and it is our privilege and passion to be able to share it with visitors as we do.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

a must for all visitors to Strahan/Queenstown, it is truly a remarkable experience. The train is just perfect, the staff friendly and informative, train driver a lovely bloke and friendly. The sights amazing and stories are amazing, there are stops along the way with explanations...More

Thank WendyMacD
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hello Wendy, Thanks so much for riding with us and for sharing your appreciation of the experience. It is a privilege to share both the railway and the stories behind it with our visitors, and it gives us enormous pleasure when visitors respond, as you...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We travelled as a couple from Queenstown to dubbil barrel. I would leave teens at home as others we saw on the train looked bored. Its a great way to learn about the history of Queenstown with entertaining stories along the way. Also good for...More

Thank Ninganoona
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hello Ninganoona, Thanks for joining us on the Rack and Gorge half day excursion from Queenstown to Dubbil Barrill. We agree that it is a brilliant way to see some of the spectacular scenery of the West Coast without the need to pull on the...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We chose the half day Rack & Gorge tour from Queenstown in the Wilderness carriage. That provided us with a table in our carriage, food and drinks and the balcony outdoors at the back of the carriage. Our 5 year old son loved that as...More

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hi Amanda, Thanks for bringing your family to join us aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. It sounds like you really got the most out of the experience, and it was our pleasure to have you aboard.

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Overall wasn't a bad experience but if you're wanting to experience the west coast try on of the Macquarie Harbour cruises.More

Thank JaVaMe
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for travelling with us and for sharing your thoughts. The West Coast Wilderness Railway offers a heritage experience in a wilderness environment, with a range of full and half-day journeys along a historic 35km railway line between Queenstown and Strahan on Tasmania's West...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was an amazing effort to build the track in the first instance and also great effort to renew the track, revitalise the engines and build first class passenger carriages. We did the half-day strahan return trip and the kids did lose interest as there...More

Thank J R
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for joining us for a journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway and for sharing your reactions, which are all very considered and thoughtful. We will certainly take your comments on the speakers on board, and we are looking at ways of further...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We did the half day trip from Queenstown and back and can highly recommend it. The fun and informative guides with a knack for story telling made the journey through beautifully picturesque scenery even more interesting; with a plenty of stops for coffee, walks, changing...More

Thank kakkoi
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thanks so much for taking one of our train rides and for responding so positively to the experience. It always gives us great pleasure to share the railway and its history with our visitors and to enhance the scenery with the history behind the railway's...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was a most enjoyable and informative experience. The Wilderness carriage provided ample quality food but do not be deterred from booking the non food carriage. Our host Debbie did a great job and her impromptu commentary was excellent. Try not to book seats 01...More

Thank Atlas1669
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks so much for riding with us and for sharing your thoughts.

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent day trip Staff very knowledgeable and keeps you entertained and interested Food and service exceptional

Thank Colin N
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thanks so much for riding with us Colin, and for sharing your thoughts on the experience.

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Such an enjoyable trip the stream train chugs though the rain forest with beautiful views of the river, a commentary from staff is very interesting, included are a couple of stops to take on water, where you can go for a walk. On the way...More

Thank Barbara K
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for riding with us and for sharing your thoughts on our River and Rainforest experience from Strahan. Our staff are passionate and love looking after our guests and sharing the incredible stories of the history of the railway and...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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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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