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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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1 Driffield St, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
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+61 3 6471 0100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son loves trains and we went to Queenstown especially to go on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. The day we went on the train, there was only a small number of passengers on the journey and it was really lovely because we could all...More

Thank G S
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, it was such a pleasure reading your review. We are absolutely thrilled that you made the journey to the West Coast to visit us and that your family had a memorable experience on board. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time and amazing Views only way to see the area. The Staff were amazing too. Kathleen thanks for making a great dayMore

Thank odonga
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We agree that our journeys are a way of sightseeing in style and in some areas the only way, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your trip. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Strahan but opted for the Queenstown departure as it involved steam. And the ABT system. We paid for the option which included canapés and lunch. A cold wet day with only two carriages so not crowded. The station is well kept...More

Thank Dave C
RebeccaL4164, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review of your recent memorable journey on board. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your adventure and the activities on offer along the way. Unfortunately we have had to run the diesel...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Great train trip that showcases Tasmania's wilderness on the west coast. 4 hour trip in comfortable (scenic view) Mount Lyall carriage with food and beverage provided. Complimentary champers and orange juice, tea and coffee. Alcohol can be purchased. Staff were very personable and accommodating. Well...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review of what sounds like a very memorable journey spent on board. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your trip and all that our railway has to offer. Thank you...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

The experience, for me, was fair to boring, with only a few highlights. I felt ripped off at the high cost of the tickets and not even a tea or coffee is included. Felt robbed. Only worth $30 a ticket. Not $110. Far Far better...More

Thank peter d
Anthony B, General Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

We are sorry we did not meet your expectations and found the experience boring. We are not sure what you were expecting as we offer an experience, on the only Abt railway travelling the steepest gradients in the southern hemisphere with steam locos between 80...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I had a great time..well worth the experience. We would like to thank Thomas our host. He was very professional and attentive. Food on the trip was very nice although we didn't have much because we had a great brekky at the Railway...More

Thank Roy B
Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive review. We are thrilled to read that you had great time on board and that you enjoyed the food both on and off the train. We appreciate your recommendations and thank you for...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

What a great thing to do in Tassie. You get to see the rainforest up close which is great for anyone that may not be able to do long bush walks. Definitely spoil yourself and take the wilderness carriage with the catering included. Katrina was...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review, we are thrilled to read that you had a great trip on board. Our Christmas in July is currently running for the entire month and guests have been enjoying the festive experience. Our Wilderness carriage is a...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had heard so much about the West Coast Wilderness Railway and were keen to try it - a steam train climbing a mountain into the wilderness and a step back into history. I thought it was overpriced but having been on it I now...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words and positive review. It is so great to read that you had a enjoyable time on board our railway. We love to hear that our guests had a memorable journey when joining us and enjoy learning of...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Amazing scenery staff very friendly and knowledgeable a brilliant look back to yesteryear One of the best attractions in Tassie

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review and kind words. It was our pleasure having you on board and being able to give you a memorable journey into the wilderness. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Incredible experience well worth the time and money. The staff were fantastic and the trip on the amazingly well restored train was a trip back in time. The guides were very well informed about all the history and provided an interactive and entertaining presentation. The...More

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Rebecca L, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for your positive review, it was a pleasure having you join us on board and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your journey. We appreciate your feedback on our station stops, we do endeavour to keep the activities interesting and fun....More

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Laura C
6 October 2018|
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Response from Rebecca L | Property representative |
You certainly can, both Queenstown and Strahan have stations in which you can watch the train arrive to or depart from, and are also more than welcome to browse the stations and museum at the Queenstown station. You can also... More
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Response from Sofia S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. But check on the web page about the time schedule (twice a day during summer). I am not sure about Xmas and New Year.
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