WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY

History that moves you

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Step back in history as you  board a majestic steam train and journey deep into the heritage of the Tasmanian wilderness and hear tales of resilience and triumph over rugged terrain, hardship and adversity. Much more than a railway journey within a wilderness setting, the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a heritage experience that will touch your soul.

Rainforest track

Join us for an unforgettable railway journey along 35km of wild rainforest  track between Queenstown and Strahan

Railway Museum

Discover the deep links between the railway and the development of Tasmania's West Coast at our Museum - entry is free

Historic rolling stock

Get up close with our historic engines and carriages, and the people who keep them rolling

Cafe and Gift Shop

Enjoy great coffee and refreshments and shop for unique mementos of your railway adventure
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Not just a steam train,
It’s a heritage to explore

The Kerrisons
Dairy farmers at Dubbil Barril

The Kerrisons

Railway fettler Cecil Kerrison supplemented his income by starting a dairy farm deep in the rainforest at Dubbil Barril

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James Crotty
The man who discovered the west's riches

James Crotty

it was said that if you pulled grass up by the roots at Iron Blow, the gold would sprinkle out of it.

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Dr Roman Abt
Inventor of the Rack and Pinion Railway

Dr Roman Abt

Dr Carl Roman Abt was a Swiss engineer, inventor and entrepreneur who would have a profound impact on the people of Tasmania’s west coast.

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Anthony Edwin Bowes Kelly
Father of the Railway

Anthony Edwin Bowes Kelly

In 1891, Bowes Kelly saw an advertisement from a fellow Irishman who was seeking an investor for his gold mine at Iron Blow in Tasmania

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