Welcome to the Off Season

June 14, 2022
Check out our seasonal offers this winter...

The Off Season is here and we’re embracing cooler weather, moody skies and the opportunity to rug up and chill out.

This winter, we’ve partnered with some amazing local Tasmanian operators to bring you something a little different...

Federation Artisan Chocolate

Wilderness Carriage customers are in for a real treat this winter, because we’ve partnered with delectable chocolatiers, Federation Artisan Chocolate, to create a bespoke flavour that’s all rainforest.

Tasmannia lanceeolata, commonly known as the pepperberry tree (or shrub) is found locally in the rainforest that we travel through during each journey. As the name suggests, they have a lovely peppery tang and are often paired with gin – squeeze a dried pepperberry into your gin and tonic and watch it blush!

So, with the help of the flavour king and queen at Federation, we’re providing Wilderness Carriage passengers a taste of the rainforest; a pepperberry, gin and white chocolate truffle featuring locally sourced ingredients – yum!

Hellyers Road Distillery

Upgrade your onboard experience this winter with a Hellyers Distillery winter warmer pack.

Passengers can really rug up and chill out with our little care package available from our ticketing offices before boarding. For an additional $49.95, we’ve included a gorgeous, warm blanket, a 250ml bottle of Hellyer’s Cream Liquor and two West Coast Wilderness Railway nip glasses.

Hellyers Road Distillery is based in Burnie, in Tasmania’s northwest. The Cream Liquor blends fresh, Tasmanian cream and single malt whisky delivering an explosion of malt biscuits, coconut, creamy chocolate, and a drizzle of honey.

What better way to wrap up the return journey from Dubbil Barril station than with a taste of this delectable cream liquor while sharing your warm, woolly blanket with a loved one?

Hogarth Falls, Strahan & Mountain biking on Mt Owen

Rail & Stay Packages

We are pleased to support a range of local accommodation operators currently providing Off Season packages.

In Strahan, visit family friendly Marsden Court Apartments, romantic Harrison House or harbourside Strahan Village to check out their great rail and stay packages.

Several Queenstown operators are also providing rail and stay packages. For more information, have a chat to Bernie at the warm and cosy Goldrush Inn or to Karen, from the magnificent hilltop bed and breakfast, Penghana.

Get outside your comfort zone and head west. We'll be waiting.





Driving Distance
Cradle Mountain to Queenstown

110km | 1hr 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Driving Distance
Devonport to Queenstown

181km | 2hrs 35 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Driving Distance
Hobart to Queenstown

260km | 3hrs 40 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Driving Distance
Launceston to Queenstown

296km | 3hrs 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)