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West Coast Wilderness Railway

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I travelled in the Queenstown Explorer, the full day excursion, in the Wilderness Carriage which is catered and worth the extra cost. Tom's commentary and stories were a highlight, and Holly was awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank broomstickbaby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm not so into steam trains - that's the other half and my kids. But I really enjoyed this one! We did the half day from Strahan. Great commentary, informative and entertaining. Very comfortable ride and some good stops along the way. If travelling with...More

Thank Kcfam17
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this relaxing and entertaining train ride. It's a whole day commitment to do the full run but totally worth it. So many beautiful photo opportunities in some of the most scenic spots within Tassie. We spent the extra and included lunch, which I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lapolo11
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent Queenstown Explorer journey and all that our railway has to offer. Thank you for joining us on board, it was...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the return trip from Strahan to Queenstown where there is an option to do one way and bus back which I thought sounded silly but after such a long ride I realised the bus back would be a good idea, the staff really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q782XZsimonp
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you kindly for your positive review, we are so pleased to read that you had a memorable experience on board. Unfortunately we no longer offer the coach return service as it was taking away from the railway experience but we apologise that the return...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We chose to to the half day trip from Queenstown to Dubble barrel return. We paid extra for the wilderness carriage, which really wasn’t worth the money. The food was only just, the balcony was taken up by a guy with a tripod and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 678JennyW
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We acknowledge your review of our half day Rack & Gorge experience, we don't often get the feedback that the wilderness carriage was not worth the extra. West Coast Wilderness Railway is the only railway of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere and most guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected the Rainforest and Rivers Wilderness level of service which elevated the four hours to luxury class. We boarded around 1:45 pm to our assigned seats. Debbie greeted each of us with a glass of sparkling wine. Around 2:15, we left Strahan. Our carriage...More

Thank Linda T
RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review of your recent journey, we are so pleased to read that you had a memorable experience on board. We enjoyed reading of your afternoon spent with us and are glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience, historic, scenic, naturalistic, interactive and great informative and novel commentary!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Stan A
RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you kindly for leaving us a positive review of your recent journey, we are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable experience. Thank you for joining us on board, it was a pleasure.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning trip, fantastic staff. An amazing day must admit we were in the carriage with drinks and eats catered. Train was full had a great team with us. The staff were amazing and looked after every detail. The commentary was excellent. Very clear and informative....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William G
RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very positive review and feedback from your recent journey. We are thrilled to read that you had a memorable experience on board and enjoyed our beautiful area on your visit. Thank you for joining us, it was a pleasure.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the rail trip, and bought a ticket which included high tea. The service was impeccable from our server Laura, and Tom made the journey interesting with his stories naarative. The scenery was beautiful. Would totally recommend that you take this journey. It...More

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RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you kindly for your positive review and feedback from your recent journey. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time spent on board and in our popular Wilderness carriage. Thank you for your recommendations and for joining us on an adventure into...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely an experience not to miss!! Great for all ages, history buffs, naturalists, railway fans, school kids!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trevor K
RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your positive review and recommendation. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the trip on board and thank you for joining us.

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21girlie
19 November 2017|
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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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Langkawi P
4 November 2017|
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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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blunden2017
27 August 2017|
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Response from dillon022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There there is parking even caravans do not worry Cheers Marie
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