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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

We booked this in advance of our 1 night stay at Queenstown. It's a 1/2 day trip, with some interesting and historic stops along the way. Loved learning about the history of the region and the early pioneers and entrepreneurs. The WCWR staff did a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shemhast
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

This is great to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your memorable experience on board recently, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure transporting you both back in time during an...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose the Rack and Gorge. We drove from Strahan to Queenstown approx 45min as we preferred this option. We chose the Heritage carriage and loved it. The stops were great and we even tried panning for gold. Snacks are available on board otherwise byo....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Holtontrio
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your positive review, we are so glad to read that your journey on board was a memorable experience. Our passionate team members enjoy taking care of our guests and helping to relive the history of the railway, it's great to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wilderness Carriage was worth every cent! The scenery, service and food was truly fantastic! We took our two little girls (3yr old and 7month old) and the grandparents for the 9 hour trip and everyone enjoyed every minute! There are interesting things to do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TJ R
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much for your positive review and kind words about your recent journey, we are so pleased to read that your family enjoyed it. Thank you all for coming along on board, it was a pleasure.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the trip. Our 10 year old grandson found it a bit boring but learnt a lot from the commitary. It was 0intriguing watching 2 people turn the engine around for the return.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicky D
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive review, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your journey but sorry to hear that your grandson got a little bored at time. We do hope that he enjoyed the station stops along the way and the activities...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the railway from the Queenstown end. The old station is a treat in itself. The train is the real thing, and the staff were very, very nice. The forest, river views and journey are one of the best historic rail journeys we have...More

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

Thank you kindly for your positive review and recommendation of our railway, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your journey on board. We hope the West Coast was well worth the travel once you arrived and that you were able to do...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A truly pleasurable trip into the rain forest slowly chugging along behind the steam engine , would recommend paying the extra for the food , which was nice and gives you access to the back platform where you can take unimpeded shots of the forest...More

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

So great to read that you had an enjoyable journey on board, thank you for your positive review. Our wilderness carriage is certainly a way to travel in style on each journey and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it on yours. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved our railway experience, the scenery was stunning and the history surrounding how it all came about was mind blowing. A must do tour when visiting Strahan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mandi41Australia
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive review and recommendation of our railway, we are really glad to read that you had a memorable experience on board. Thank you for joining us on an adventure back in time.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visted from Qld . It was our first time to Tasmania. Our friends told us this was one of the must things to do while we were there. So we booked our tickets. We watched the steam train turn up at the station, we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elly2019
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your positive review, it was such a pleasure to read about your day spent on board. The manual turning of the loco at Dubbil Barril, Queenstown and Regatta Point stations is a popular one and we are glad to hear...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great thing to do with teens! My daughter loved the opportunity to take some unique pics for her Instagram page ;) and my son was fascinated with the engineering side of things. The guides were very informative and made the morning a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lauren H
Rebecca_WCWR, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a great review to read! Thank you so much for leaving it to let us know, we are thrilled that your family had an enjoyable journey on board. Don't forget to tag us in your images and we'll be sure to keep an eye...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful trip through the wilderness and through time, with interesting and informative commentary

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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 enjoyed your journey on board. Thank you for joining us, it was a pleasure.

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gnhansen29
17 January 2019|
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Response from Rebecca_WCWR | Property representative |
Our previous guests are correct, journeys on board our Wilderness carriages provide food and hot beverages (alcohol is available for purchase also). Guests are more than welcome to bring any food and non-alcoholic beverages... More
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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
3 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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