West Coast Wilderness Railway – Strahan Departures


Due to COVID-19, our tours are currently suspended.

The four-hour River and Rainforest tour takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast, while the full day Queenstown Explorer takes passengers all the way along the 35km track to the historic mining town then back to Strahan, with sightseeing stops along the way.
The extraordinary engineering achievement of this railway will be evident as you cross historic bridges, including Iron Bridge, and see the remains of the 244-metre trestle bridge at Quarter Mile. You’ll visit some of the stations along the line, and have the chance to walk in the rainforest, and taste wild leatherwood honey, harvested from the wilderness.
During your journey, your guide will tell you the stories of the railway and the resilient people lived and worked along its length. From the men who laboured to build the line and keep the trains running, to the families and children that made a life in the forest, and the two visionary Irishmen whose fierce rivalry and undaunted ambition brought the railway to life.