West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan

4.6
Step back in time on West Coast Wilderness Railway, which operates as an iconic tourist attraction between Strahan and Queenstown, a distance of 34 km (21 mi). This restored steam railway is a reconstruction of an earlier rail system that connected the mining industry to a nearby port. Take a few hours to experience what world-class travel used to be like as you sit back with a glass of sparkling wine. The journey features live commentary by professional guides who recount the history of the railway and the resilience of those who built it in this isolated part of the world. Using our custom trip planner, Strahan attractions like West Coast Wilderness Railway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We found this trip to be excellent and highly recommend it. Our conductor (Dylan?) gave a very informative and personal commentary - much better than the usual on tours. The steam engine was...  more »
  • From the moment you step on board you are taken back in time. Tom was our guide and his knowledge and passion was the best we have ever experienced! He clearly loves sharing this experience with...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This was an awesome experience, Sam was very informative and Tom gave great service and made the trip most enjoyable. Would recommend this if you are in Queenstown as we really loved it. Great job to all involved.

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