West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan

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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.
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  • Awesome trip. Could not recommend more. Got the meal option the food was good and it was all brought out promptly and freely. Food options were large enough for the toddler. The views and the...  more »
  • We rode in a Wilderness Carriage for a half day Rack and Gorge train trip. It was a pleasure. The train and carriage were beautifully restored. The dear old train engine performed effortlessly...  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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