WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY

Awards & Reviews

The West Coast wilderness Railway is one of Tasmania’s best-loved experiences, and one of the world's great railway journeys. 
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is being recognised as one of the world's great rail journeys
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is being recognised as one of the world's great railway journeys

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is slowly but surely being recognised as one of the world’s iconic train journeys.

While it may not have the romance or notoriety attached to great rail journeys like the Orient Express or the sheer coverage of distance of the Trans-Siberian or the Indian-Pacific, it is slowly but surely being recognised in global media for its engineering,its history and its reinvention as an essential experience for any visitor to Tasmania, and as a must-do reason for any train buff to make the journey to ride its rails.

Our awards include:

Winner: Best Tourist Attraction - 2019

West Coast Wilderness Railway - Winner Tourism Attraction 2019

Winner: Gold for Best Tourist Attraction – 2017

The West Coast Wilderness Railway was judged Tasmania's best Tourist Attraction in 2017
The West Coast Wilderness Railway was judged Tasmania's best Tourist Attraction in 2017

Winner: Silver in Tourist Attractions - 2018

The West Coast Wilderness Railway won the Silver Award in the Tourist Attractions category of the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2018
The West Coast Wilderness Railway won the Silver Award in the Tourist Attractions category of the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2018

Finalist: Best Tourist Attraction – 2015, 2016

The West Coast Wilderness Railway was a finalist in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2015 and 2016
The West Coast Wilderness Railway was a finalist in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2015 and 2016

Winner: Best Attraction – Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards 2015, 2016, 2017

The West Coast Wilderness Railway - Winner: Best Attraction – Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards 2015, 2016, 2017
The West Coast Wilderness Railway - Winner, Best Attraction – Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards 2015, 2016, 2017

TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence
The West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Café have each been awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.‍
The West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Café have each been awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Engineering Heritage International Marker

The West Coast Wilderness Railway has been honoured with an Engineering Heritage International Marker
The West Coast Wilderness Railway has been honoured with an Engineering Heritage International Marker

In 2016, the West Coast Wilderness Railway was recognised with an Engineering Heritage International Marker for its global engineering significance, not just among the great railways of the world, but among the full range of engineering achievement.

This is one of just a handful of such markers in Australia, and it aligns the West Coast Wilderness Railway with landmarks of international significance, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Plan your journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway

GETTING HERE

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FROM:
HOBART
LAUNCESTON
DEVONPORT
CRADLE MT

Cradle Mountain to Queenstown

110km | 1hr 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Devonport to Queenstown

181km | 2hrs 35 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Hobart to Queenstown

260km | 3hrs 40 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Launceston to Queenstown

296km | 3hrs 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

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