West Coast Wilderness Railway

West Coast Wilderness Railway

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West Coast Wilderness Railway. Strahan and Queenstown

Call Innkeepers Tasmania on 1300 130 269 for bookings

2016 WINTER TIMETABLE 1 June 2016 – 31 August 2016

Steaming Winter Rack and Gorge

Departs Queenstown Station at 10am  on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This half day steam train journey travels the steep grades of the Rack and Pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and cool temperate rainforest complete the experience.Travel in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient pioneers to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild west coast. The train returns at 2pm.

Your journey in the Winter Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, home baked morning tea and a light lunch with continuous steaming hot tea/coffee throughout the journey.

Adult $160, Child $90, Family $365 (up to 2 children)

Heritage Carriage will be available on the Rack on Gorge during the school holiday period 27th June to 16th July 2016.

Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up to 2 children)

Steaming Winter River and Rainforest

Departs Regatta Point station in Strahan at 10am Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Winter. Enjoy the magnificent harbour views as the train follows the shoreline and then the Gordon River as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses many bridges including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on this line. The train returns at 2pm.

Your journey in the Winter Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, morning tea and a light lunch with tea/coffee.

Adult $160, Child $90, Family $365 (up tp 2 children)

NB: Travel in the Heritage Carriage is available from 27 June – 16 July 2016 and costs are:

Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up to 2 children)

2016 SPRING TIMETABLE 1 September 2016 – 24 December 2016 

Queenstown Explorer

Departs Regatta Point Station, Strahan at 9am Monday and Tuesday (only) travelling the length of the line to Queenstown and return to Strahan at 6pm. This full day rainforest railway experience operates on Mondays and Tuesdays only during Spring and includes highlights of King River Gorge and the Abt Rack and Pinion section. The train stops in Queenstown for one hour allowing passengers to explore the historic mining town and discover the regions rich history with an optional tour guide.

Your journey in the Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch.

Adult $215, Child $120

Travel in the Heritage Carriage (no catering) is $159 per adult $70 per child and $355 for a family pass (up to 2 children)

Rack and Gorge

Departs Queenstown Station at 9am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during spring. This half day steam train journey travels the steep grades of the Rack and Pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and cool temperate rainforest complete the experience. Travel in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient pioneers to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild west coast. The train returns at 1pm.

Your journey in the Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, morning tea and a light lunch with tea/coffee.

Adult $160, Child $90

Heritage Carriage (no catering) Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up to 2 children)

River and Rainforest

Departs Regatta Point station in Strahan at 1pm Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during Spring. Enjoy the magnificent harbour views as the train follows the shoreline and then the Gordon River as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses many bridges including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on this line. The train returns at 5pm.

Your journey in the Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, and High Tea.

Adult $160, Child $90

Heritage Carriage (no catering) Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up tp 2 children)

2016/2017 SUMMER TIMETABLE 26 December 2016 – 30 April 2017 

Queenstown Explorer

Departs Regatta Point Station, Strahan at 9am travelling the length of the line to Queenstown and return to Strahan at 6pm. This full day rainforest railway experience operates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Summer and includes highlights of King River Gorge and the Abt Rack and Pinion section. The train stops in Queenstown for one hour allowing passengers to explore the historic mining town and discover the regions rich history with an optional tour guide.

Your journey in the Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch.

Adult $215, Child $120

Travel in the Heritage Carriage (no catering) is $159 per adult $70 per child and $355 for a family pass (up to 2 children)

Rack and Gorge

Departs Queenstown Station at 9am and returns at 1pm daily during Summer. An afternoon departure also operates from 2pm – 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This half day steam train journey travels the steep grades of the Rack and Pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and cool temperate rainforest complete the experience. Travel in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient pioneers to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild west coast.

Your journey in the Winter Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, morning tea and a light lunch with tea/coffee.

Adult $160, Child $90

Heritage Carriage (no catering) Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up to 2 children)

River and Rainforest

Departs Regatta Point station in Strahan at 9am Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during Summer. An afternoon departure is available from 2pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Enjoy the magnificent harbour views as the train follows the shoreline and then the Gordon River as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses many bridges including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on this line.

Your journey in the Wilderness Carriage includes a welcome juice or sparkling wine, and High Tea.

Adult $160, Child $90

Heritage Carriage (no catering) Adult $99, Child $45, Family $230 (up tp 2 children)

MORE ABOUT THE RAILWAY

Listen to the hissing of steam and the shrill of the whistle of our original ABT Locomotives. Authentically restored in our Queenstown Workshops, Abt 1 dates back to 1896, Abt 3 1898 and Abt 5 1938. Pose with a driver and explore the cab, as the magnificent steamer hauls you along the track.

Travel from the heart of Queenstown deep into the West Coast mountains to the beginning of the iconic ABT Rack and Pinion section of track. The first of its kind in Australia, the system enables the locomotive to traverse the steep slopes. The Rack and Pinion is a must see for all who travel to Queenstown.

Experience firsthand what it was like to live and work along the line on a visit to our Abt Railway Museum. Listen to the stories of yesterday and discover the history and feats of our forebears.
Enjoy visits to the following stations along the route:

Lynchford – Step back in time as you immerse yourself in the rich history.

Rinadeena – Feeling peckish? Refuel yourself with a Tasmanian treat from the Rinadeena Café.

Dubbil Barril – All the action happens at Dubbil Barril Station.

Heritage Carriage Experience:

Step back into a period style carriage where your authentic guide brings the story of the railway’s triumph over adversity to life.

Wilderness Carriage Experience:

Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival as you step on board our Wilderness Carriage. Sit back in comfort as you immerse yourself in the resilient stories of the railway and its people. Enjoy exclusive access to the Wilderness Balcony and let the aromas of the rainforest invigorate your senses.

Travelling time from both Hobart and Launceston is approximately 4 hours so we recommend overnight accommodation on the West coast. Choose from our properties located in Queenstown, Strahan and Tullah.

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