Rail and stay packages now available

November 12, 2020
We've partnered with a number of local operators to bring you rail and stay packages


Queenstown is a great little destination and traditionally overlooked by locals heading to the seaside town of Strahan. But Queenstown has undergone its own rennaissance over the last few years and now boasts a number of great local walks, galleries and plenty of quirky history to explore. Queenstown is the perfect base to explore the west coast from over several days as well as being conveniently located if you’re joining the Rack and Gorge journey.

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Goldrush Motor Inn

Why do to we love it?

Big, comfy and clean rooms with a friendly and knowledgeable front desk team.

What’s the offer?

2 nights accommodation at the Gold Rush Inn and 2 seats in a Heritage Carriage at $350 or Wilderness Carriage at $420 total.

How do I book it?

Call on 6471 1005 or email at goldrushmotorinn5@bigpond.com.

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Penghana Bed & Breakfast, Queenstown

Why do to we love it?

Romantic bed and breakfast accommodation in a heritage listed manor on the hill and was once the residence of the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company's general manager.

What’s the offer?

Stay two nights with La De Dah Devonshire Tea on arrival, chauffeur service to and from dinner both nights. Enjoy a continental breakfast on the morning of your train trip and a full silver service cooked breakfast on the other morning.

How do I book it?

Call Karen or Steve directly on 6471 2560 or visit their website. Packages require full pre-payment at the time of booking, with refunds available up to 72 hrs prior to arrival.


This historic fishing and pining village is around 45 minutes from Queenstown and the departure point for our Queenstown Explorer and River and Rainforest journeys. You will also find this a convenient base if wanting to explore Ocean Beach, take in Australia’s longest running play or join a cruise tour of the Gordon River.

Outlook from one of Marsden Court's units

Marsden Court, Strahan

Why do we love it?

Marsden Court is on the site of the historically government-owned locomotive turntable in Strahan so it has a great connection with our railway story. The now disused rail track used to run from this site all the way to Zeehan!

What's the offer?

Stay 2 nights in a studio apartment and experience a West Coast Railway Rack and Gorge journey in a Heritage Carriage for only $405.00 or in Wilderness Carriage for only $475.00 (accommodation and train offer available for 2 adults when  booked prior to 21st December 2020 and subject to availability).

Hosts Pam and Mark are happy to arrange family pricing on request.

How to I book it?

Simply visit the website or call on 6471 7224 or visit their website.

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Strahan Village

Why do we love it?

Sunsets from Strahan Village's bar, View 42 are an incredible treat. Sit back with a glass of Tassie wine and drink in the serenity.

What's the offer?

Stay one night at Strahan Village and enjoy the historical Rack and Gorge tour from $209.00. Valid for stays until 30 November 2020.

How to I book it?

Visit their website for more information and booking details.





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)