Ida Bay Railway Tour
***Please note that the railway will be open for business in early 2019****Please contact operator for further information.
Step aboard our historic WWII diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable two hour journey alongside the water's edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery.
Once you arrive at 'Deep-hole' you will be able to walk around a pristine white beach or even take a walk to the Southport Lagoon (1hr 30 min - bookings essential).
This heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia!
Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed! We have a diverse menu including home-made burgers, fish and chips, freshly ground coffee and even some Tasmania Valhalla ice cream.
Our staff are passionate about the local area and are focused on showing you the hidden gems.
We stock all the local brochures and information maps. We are able to cater for groups large and small. Call us today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an exclusive train ride can be arranged!
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Ida Bay to the Elliott's beach at Deep Hole bay - 2 hr round trip
Departing Ida Bay Station every two hours from 10am. This two hour (return) train journey travels the historic 7.3 km track, which was originally used to cart limestone to ships at Deep Hole. Sit back and relax in an open or closed carriage, while you journey through the scenic bush. There's a brief stop at graveyard where your tour guide will tell you about some of the history. Once back on the train you'll head down to Deep Hole, where you have about 15 minutes to walk around at the beach. Then hop back on the train and return back to the station while enjoying more of the scenery, and perhaps spot a seal swimming alongside the shoreline.