West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown

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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  • Superb experience. We opted for the Wilderness Carriage and enjoyed absolutely first class service, comfort and refreshments. It really is an amazing journey - into the lush rainforest and back in...  more »
  • Taking the Rack and Gorge steam train trip through the majestic rainforest of the Tasmanian wilderness is a must do trip. The area is steeped in history which came alive with the stories told by Ben.....  more »
  • An unforgettable day viewing breathtaking scenery along the Rack and Gorge route. Along with learning the incredible history of the Queenstown area we were also provided delicious meals in between stops. And of course the amazing little steam engine that carried us. Never a dull moment, would highly recommend!
  • Beautiful train ride. The magnificent views. We also stopped for morning tea at a little train stop which had access to a couple of short walks.

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