West Coast Wilderness Railway - Strahan


Regatta Point Station,
The Esplanade, Strahan


The four-hour River and Rainforest tour takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast.

Soak up the stunning views of Macquarie Harbour as you travel along the foreshore from Regatta Point Station in Strahan. As you enter the rainforest, you’ll follow the course of the King River to Teepookana – once the fourth busiest port in Tasmania, and the place where construction of the railway first began.

The extraordinary engineering achievement of this railway will be evident as you cross historic bridges, including Iron Bridge, and see the remains of the 244-metre trestle bridge at Quarter Mile. You’ll visit some of the stations along the line, and have the chance to walk in the rainforest, and taste wild leatherwood honey, harvested from the wilderness.

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 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. Monday, Wednesday and Friday departing Strahan Station at 10am until 2pm.