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On-board catering highlights Tasmanian produce

November 26, 2018
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is becoming renowned for the local Tassie produce served onboard.

Passengers in the Heritage Carriage on all tours are able to to purchase drinks and snacks during the journey from newly-implemented snack carts, offering a range of snacks, refreshments and light meals - freshly prepared at the Railway's kitchen at Queenstown Station - as they travel. Freshly brewed espresso coffee is also available onboard, following the installation of espresso machines on all tours.

Passengers in the Wilderness Carriage are welcomed aboard with a glass of fine Tasmanian sparkling wine (or fruit juice, if they prefer), then enjoying a feast of Tasmania's finest produce. Three different menus are on offer, dependent on the tours and carriages selected by passengers, all including a vast array of local Tasmanian produce with ingredients sourced from all over the state.

Passengers are welcomed aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway's Wilderness Carriage with a glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine, or juice if they prefer.
Passengers are welcomed aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway's Wilderness Carriage with a glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine, or juice if they prefer.

Morning departures include sparkling Tasmanian wine and canapes to start followed by a morning tea including the Railway's famous scones and a light lunch with fresh Tasmanian produce.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway's scones are becoming famous in their own right
The West Coast Wilderness Railway's scones are becoming famous in their own right

The Tasmanian Tasting Tower offered to passengers travelling in the Wilderness Carriage on afternoon departures is designed around three layers of plates with both savoury and sweet offerings - all of them a nod to Tasmania’s impressive list of food producers.

The Tasting Tower is designed around three layers of plates with both savoury and sweet offerings - all of them a nod to Tasmania’s impressive list of food producers.
The Tasting Tower served in the Wilderness Carriage on West Coast Wilderness Railway afternoon departures

The third menu is for passengers enjoying the full day Queenstown Explorer tour taking guests from Strahan along the entire length of the line and back.  Upon boarding passengers are served Tasmanian sparkling wine and canapes followed by morning tea with a two-course lunch served at Tracks Café at Queenstown Station. A fresh fruit platter with a selection of Tasmanian cheeses keeps the hunger pangs at bay on the return journey to Strahan.

A platter of fresh fruit and Tasmanian cheeses served in the Wilderness Carriage of the West Coast Wilderness Railway on afternoon departures
A platter of fresh fruit and Tasmanian cheeses served in the Wilderness Carriage of the West Coast Wilderness Railway on afternoon departures

The team is able and happy to cater for most dietary requirements – please advise of your needs at the time of booking.

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