West Coast Wilderness Rail

Through the boom years of west coast mining, steam locomotives hauled a fortune in pure copper from Queenstown's Mt Lyell mine, through the rugged King River gorge and down to the Macquarie Harbour port of Strahan.

After 40 years, the West Coast Wilderness Railway is running again. Travel through one of the world's last pristine wilderness areas crossing 40 bridges, wild rivers, and climb over 200 metres on a fascinating 35-kilometre journey from Queenstown to Strahan. There is an opportunity to visit an old gold mining settlement, explore the mine by candlelight and pan for gold in the river.

Carriages are designed with comfortable seating and extensive windows to capture the spectacular views.

Rack and Gorge - Heritage Carriage 9:00am (RACKHER-Q-D0900)
Adults: $98.00 / Children: $52.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
- Queenstown Dubbil Barril Queenstown

A half day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack & pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
April - Daily
May - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
01SEP-01JAN January - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
02JAN- 31MAR - Daily
Except: June, July, August.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
01APR-30APR - Daily
01MAY-31MAY - Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
14SEP-31MAR - Daily
Except: 01JUN-31AUG, 01SEP-15SEP and 25DEC~~~~

Departure Point:
Queenstown Station, 1 Driffield Street, Queenstown TAS 7467

Departure Time:
09.00am (Check-in 30mins prior)

Duration:
4 Hours

Meals:
-Not included

Inclusions:
- Four-hour steam train journey.
- Traverses the steepest rail in Australia.
- The train rain uses the ingenious rack and pinion system.
- Live commentary throughout, Magnificent views of the King River Gorge, Journey deep into the rainforest
- Rainforest walk

What to Bring:

Adults $98.00
Children $52.00
Rack and Gorge - Wilderness 9:00am (RACKWILD-Q-D0900)
Adults: $155.00 / Children: $98.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
- Queenstown Dubbil Barril Queenstown

A half day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack & pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
APR - Daily
MAY - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
01SEP- 01JAN - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
02JAN- 31MAR - Daily
Except: June, July, August.~~~~

~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
01APR-30APR - Daily
01MAY-31MAY - Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
14SEP-31MAR - Daily
Except: 01JUN-31AUG, 01SEP-15SEP and 25DEC~~~~

Departure Point:
Queenstown Station, 1 Driffield Street, Queenstown TAS 7468

Departure Time:
09.00am (Check-in 30mins prior)

Duration:
4 Hours

Meals:
-Morning Tea
- Light Lunch

Inclusions:
- Four-hour steam train journey.
- Traverses the steepest rail in Australia.
- The train rain uses the ingenious rack and pinion system.
- Live commentary throughout, Magnificent views of the King River Gorge, Journey deep into the rainforest
- Rainforest walk

What to Bring:

Adults $155.00
Children $98.00
Queenstown Explorer - Heritage Carriage (EXPLORHER-S-Q)
Adults: $160.00 / Children: $72.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
- Queenstown Dubbil Barril Queenstown

A half day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack & pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

A half day steam train journey departing Regatta Point Station, Strahan Join us for a full day steam rail journey. Stopping at all the stations along the way, experience the King River Gorge, the rack' section of the railway track and the magnificent rainforest. The stopover in Queenstown allows you to explore the historic mining town, discovering the region's rich history with an optional guided tour included. With so much to discover, you will return to Strahan having fully experienced this remarkable railway and its triumph over adversity.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
APR- Thursday, Friday, Saturday
MAY - Friday
01SEP- 01JAN - Thursday, Friday
02JAN - 31MAR - Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Except: June, July, August.~~~~

~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
13APR-30APR - Thursday, Friday, Saturday
01 MAY-31MAY- Friday
16SEP-01JAN- Thursday, Friday
02JAN-12APR - Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Except: 011MAY, 01JUN-15SEP, 25DEC19~~~~

Departure Point:
Regatta Point Station, 62 Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468

Departure Time:
08.30am (Check-in 30mins prior)

Duration:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
8 Hours.~~~~

~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
9 Hours.~~~~

Meals:
- not included

Inclusions:
- Combines all the elements of the Rack and Gorge and River and Rainforest journeys plus 1 ½ hours in Queenstown.
- Live commentary throughout

What to Bring:

Adults $160.00
Children $72.00

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