The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a steam railway like no other, and an essential experience for visitors to Tasmania’s West Coast.
Board a magnificent steam train for a journey through Tasmania’s wild west coast wilderness rain forest and back in time to discover the region’s fascinating history. You will travel deep into the wilderness in the comfort of fully restored heritage carriages while experiencing a unique cool temperate rain forest that is still home to the ancient Huon pine and only accessible via this remarkable rail journey.
You will hear the story of the railway’s construction in the latter years of the nineteenth century, and of how it sustained the community through good times and bad. The West Coast Wilderness Railway uses original Dubs and Co. Abt steam locomotives and its rare rack-and-pinion rail system to climb the steep hills and gorges along the route.
Services run throughout the year on seasonal timetables with a range of half and full day experiences. Trains depart from both Queenstown Station and the historic harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan.