West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown

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The West Coast Wilderness Railway operates a tourist steam train offering a range of full and half day journeys along a 35km stretch of track between Queenstown and Strahan on Tasmania's wild West Coast.

Step back in history and climb aboard a majestic steam train at Queenstown Station.

Established in the late 1890s to transport minerals from the mines at Queenstown to the port at Strahan, the railway passes through dense temperate rainforest and steep gorges, offering glimpses of Tasmania's rugged wilderness from the comfort of a warm carriage pulled by a heritage steam locomotive.

Journey deep into the heritage of the wild West Coast, where tales of resilience and triumph showcase the iconic local spirit.

Discover how the Feud of the Irishmen helped shape the rugged and isolated region.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must do experience.
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  • Actually, we wanted to make our son happy here and ride this train - but when they mentioned a price of several hundred dollars for the family, I moved away from this idea. What a pity!
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  • The Rack and Gorge trip was a great half day journey with the staff very informative. The achievements of of our pioneers is simply amazing.  more »

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