West Coast Wilderness Railway


Due to COVID-19, we have currently suspended all tours.

Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Railway is a steam railway like no other and an essential experience for any visitor to Tasmania. It operates full and half-day steam train journeys along a historic 35km track between Queenstown and Strahan on Tasmania’s wild West Coast.

Passengers have a choice of the Heritage Carriage, with drinks and snacks available for purchase along the way, or the indulgent Wilderness Carriage which offers fully inclusive catering and a welcoming glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine onboarding.

As they pass breath-taking scenery, only accessible by our railway, passengers are invited to breathe and reconnect. They are told the fascinating stories of the hardships of the railway’s construction and the fierce competition with the operators of the other mines and railways in the area. The train stops at stations along the route which offer activities including a rainforest walk, viewing the train being turned on a manual turntable, panning for gold, tastings of wild honey and stunning photo opportunities.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway operates year-round on seasonal timetables, with a range of full and half-day return tours departing from either Queenstown Station or Regatta Point Station in Strahan.