Step back in time on West Coast Wilderness Railway, which operates as an iconic tourist attraction between Strahan and Queenstown, a distance of 34 km (21 mi). This restored steam railway is a reconstruction of an earlier rail system that connected the mining industry to a nearby port. Take a few hours to experience what world-class travel used to be like as you sit back with a glass of sparkling wine. The journey features live commentary by professional guides who recount the history of the railway and the resilience of those who built it in this isolated part of the world. Using our custom trip planner, Strahan attractions like West Coast Wilderness Railway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
West Coast Wilderness Railway reviews
My hubby and I did the rack and gorge trip and can wholeheartedly recommend it. Amazing trip and beautiful scenery. We paid the extra for morning tea and lunch and both were delicious. more »
A wonderful experience, great commentary & staff, we were very well looked after, amazing steam train, amazing views & scenery. It is on the more expensive side of activities but absolutely well... more »
An unforgettable day viewing breathtaking scenery along the Rack and Gorge route. Along with learning the incredible history of the Queenstown area we were also provided delicious meals in between stops. And of course the amazing little steam engine that carried us. Never a dull moment, would highly recommend!
This was an awesome experience, Sam was very informative and Tom gave great service and made the trip most enjoyable. Would recommend this if you are in Queenstown as we really loved it. Great job to all involved.
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