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West Coast Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a steam railway like no other
Drone image of river snaking through rainforest
Woman and two children leave a remote station to take a walk
The West Coast Wilderness Railway travels through magnificent temperate rainforests
Woman looks out onto King River at remote station
Train snakes through the rainforest
An engineer in charge of a locomotive on the West Coast Wilderness Railway
A locomotive of the West Coast Wilderness Railway preparing to depart Queenstown Station
Steam locomotive in the rainforest
Woman stands on wilderness carriage balcony to take photos
Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Railway is a unique railway journey through the ancient rainforest that relates the history and heritage of the region and 120-year-old railway. Disembark at remote wilderness stations and engage in a diverse array of things to do, such as honey tasting or panning for gold, or just drink in the rainforest on one of the short walks. When booking your rail journey, you are offered a choice of two comfortable carriage types. Heritage Carriages provide upholstered seating and snacks available for purchase along the way, whilst Wilderness Carriages offer fully inclusive catering and a welcoming glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine onboarding and access to the carriage balcony. As you pass breath-taking scenery, only accessible by the heritage railway, you are invited to breathe and soak in the ancient rainforest. Onboard guides provide live commentary and will share fascinating stories of the hardships of the railway’s construction and the men, women, and children that called the surrounding wilderness their home. Please note: West Coast Wilderness Railway will close temporarily for maintenance from 5 June, resuming service in time for the 23/24 peak season. Further details on timetables etc can be found at


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.



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