Steam – Hydro Heritage Tour Package

Combine two amazing heritage tours for an unforgettable Queenstown experience, which includes a half-day journey on the railway and a tour of one of Tasmania’s earliest hydro electric power stations.

Start your experience in the morning as you board our historic steam train at Queenstown Station for the excursion over the Rinadeena Saddle to Dubbil Barril on the King River.

Our heritage steam engines have been traversing this rugged, dramatic and unforgiving route for the past 120 years! Sit in comfort and enjoy the wilderness from the comfort of the Heritage carriage and hear tales of triumph over adversity, irrepresible spirit and the historic characters who caused the terrain to be tamed to allow Queenstown to sell its mineral wealth to the world.

Upon returning to Queenstown, you will be met by RoamWild Tasmania to continue your Queenstown experience with a tour to the historic Lake Margaret Hydro Power Station, where you have exclusive access to the site on a guided interpretive tour of the former Hydro village, now a ghost town. You’ll visit the powerhouse and photographic display and be able to see the lower weir and wood-stave pipeline, as well as enjoy afternoon tea at the site.

This full day experience begins with the departure of the train from Queenstown Station at 9am (please arrive at least 15 minutes early), and continues until your return from Lake Margaret at around 4.45pm.

Bookings are essential and only available by contacting us at the West Coast Wilderness Railway on 03 6471 0100.

Prices (valid until 30/6/2017)

Adult $158 per person
Child $80 per child (2-14yrs) $25 (under 2)
Families (2A2C) $410

Download a pdf leaflet about this tour West Coast Wilderness Railway Steam, Hydro Package Poster.

Workers'cottages, Lake Margaret

Workers’cottages, Lake Margaret

Turbines inside the historic Lake Margaret Power Station near Queenstown

Turbines inside the historic Lake Margaret Power Station near Queenstown

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