West Coast Wilderness Railway - Queenstown


Driffield Street, Queenstown


Step back in history and climb aboard a majestic steam train at Queenstown Station. Journey deep into the heritage of the wild West Coast, where tales of resilience and triumph showcase the iconic local spirit. Discover how the Feud of the Irishmen helped shape the rugged and isolated region. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must do experience.

Enjoy a half-day return trip from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril, stopping at the outlying stations of Lynchford and Rinadeena.

The train departs from Queenstown station at 9.00 am, returning at approximately 1pm in the Summer months.  

This special half-day tour transforms our Rack and Gorge and River and Rainforest tours into a winter Christmas celebration. Tasmania’s west coast has a beauty all its own in winter, so rug up and board your steam train in Queenstown or Strahan to enjoy cosy carriages, mulled wine, mince pies, and gifts for the children.

The Christmas in July tour operates on all services throughout the month. During your four-hour journey, you’ll see the dramatic wilderness landscapes of the west coast from the warmth and comfort of your festive Wilderness carriage. Your experience includes piping hot mulled wine, a Christmas-themed morning tea, light lunch and steaming tea and coffee throughout your journey. Tues, Thurs and Saturday - departs 10-00am until 2pm from the Queenstown Station.