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West Coast Wilderness Railway

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Address: 62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 0100
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Step back in time, reliving the history as you climb aboard a majestic...

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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Enjoyable morning train trip

We paid $100 each for a four hour return trip from Queenstown. We thought it was worthwhile, an enjoyable trip on an old railway line. With several stops along the way, the four... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Maggie M
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Mulwala, Australia
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Mulwala, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid $100 each for a four hour return trip from Queenstown. We thought it was worthwhile, an enjoyable trip on an old railway line. With several stops along the way, the four hour trip passed relatively quickly. The scenery is pretty impressive, and the King River gorge was amazing. The staff were friendly and looked after the passengers on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This isn't just one for the train spotters. The day trip from Strahan to Queenstown return is a long day but you have time to look around Queenstown and the various stops on the way to and from allow you to learn some of the history. The trip back can be a bit long but not too much of a... More 

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Thank johnW15654
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did this railway trip with expected disappointment as we have been on a few rail journeys like this one and have been disappointed but not this one! The staff were great and did a wonderful job. There was food non stop with complimentary hot drinks ( we paid the extra for this and well worth it) . We had... More 

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Kurri Kurri, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forget New Zealand.. just head to Tasmania. What a great place.. great weather. Went in Feb 2017 and the weather on the mainland was so hot but in Tasmania it was great. They say they get rain on 300 days a year but in 3 days no rain... yiha. The temp was 20 degrees lower than the mainland. Stayed in... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a marvellous day. A glass of bubbles placed in our hands as we boarded was a great start. The train itself was magnificent. The carriages are beautifully fitted out in timber and the engine is a great ambassador for the age of steam. At 120 years old, it is a tribute to the engineers of the era. The rack... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip in a steam train . Debbie in our carriage told some great stories and fed and watered us well, fantastic scenery , and well worth it if you like trains!

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thanks so much for riding with us and for sharing your response to our little railway. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have time to board this beautiful train. Just watching it pull in and out of Strahan was incredible. If you get the chance do it!!!!

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Thank Wendy B
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, we hope you can come back one day soon and experience one of our steam train journeys for yourself. Safe travels. More 

highett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A privilege to experience history up close and personal Everyone so accomplished in knowledge and history A truely memorable experience

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WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Hello Maree, thank you for riding with us on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and thank you for sharing your thoughts on the experience. We, too, believe it is a privilege for us to be able to take visitors to the West Coast on our railway and to share its stories with them. We hope you can join us of... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the run from Strahan to Dubbil Barril and return and went in the Wilderness carriage with the balcony (ie the area at the rear of the cabin) This was great as allowed us to get great photos without looking through glass, but did become a bit crowded when points of interest occurred. Recommend take all the photos you... More 

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2 Thank sirius03
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous and detailed comments on your journey with our Railway, and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. We hope one day you can join us again for the full day Queenstown Explorer tour. Until then, safe travels. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a group trip from Strahan to Dubbil Barrell and return. It was a nice opportunity to get some steam engine photos and hear about the history of the area. Only one side of the train gets a good view of the scenery, as the train just reverses direction at the end. If you are sitting on the wrong... More 

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1 Thank Linda H
WCWR_AR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this review

Hello Linda, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It is our normal practice to ask passengers to swap sides of the carriage for the return journey, so that everyone gets a good look at the scenery, so we are sorry that this appears not to have been done on your trip with us. We will remind... More 

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