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Tracks to Adventure

September 11, 2018
Let the West Coast Wilderness Railway lead you to adventures on Tasmania's wild West Coast

Ride the steepest railway in the Southern Hemisphere

The West Coast Wilderness Railway climbs using the Abt Rack and Pinion system.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway climbs over a mountain pass at Rinadeena at inclines of up to 1:16. It uses the Swiss-invented Abt rack and pinion system, one of the last surviving examples of its type still operating, and is the second steepest railway in the Southern Hemisphere.

Book Now for the steam train ride of a lifetime aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway

Raft a wild river

Get your adrenaline pumping with a white water adventure on the King River

Rush down the King River Gorge with King River Rafting then take an unforgettable train ride through the rainforest back to Queenstown on our Raft and Steam tour.

Read More about combining your wilderness steam train ride with a white water adventure

Bike through mountain streams in the forest to a waterfall

The West Coast offers plenty of mountain biking tracks to explore

There is a range of mountain bike tracks around the West Coast, offering adventure and stunning scenery. Find out more by downloading our information sheet.

Read more about mountain bike adventure trails on Tasmania's West Coast

Explore giant sand dunes at sunset

Let Strahan ATV Adventures show you the beaches and dunes of the West Coast

Strahan ATV Adventures offers fun, laughs, storytelling, and sharing of the beauty and telling the history of the west.

More Information about Strahan ATV sand dune and beach tours on Tasmania's West Coast

Fly over mountains to the ocean

The grandeur of the West Coast is revealed through flight

Combine your rail journey with a birds-eye view of the stunning scenery of Tasmania’s West Coast on a Heli-Steam tour.

More Information about helicopter flight tours of Tasmania's west Coast

Live out your loco-driving fantasies

An engineer fires up a steam locomotive ahead of the day's touring

Spend an unforgettable morning working alongside the crew of an historic steam locomotive with our Footplate Experience.

More information on how to ride with the crew of a historic steam locomotive on the railway footplate

Hike to places you've never seen

The stunning Nelson Falls

There are multi-day adventures as well as day walks and easy strolls to waterfalls and other fascinating and stunning spots - find out more by downloading our information sheet.

Read more about walking, hiking tracks and trails on Tasmania's wild West Coast

Visit a ghost town

The abandoned Hydro village of Lake Margaret

Lake Margaret was once a thriving town, servicing the hydro power station there. Now abandoned, the way to visit it is with RoamWild Tasmania on our Steam and Hydro tour.

Book your ghost town tour of Lake Margaret hydro power station with a steam train journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway

Resources

Download these handy reference guides to help plan your West Coast adventure.

Download your Tracks to Adventure Information Sheet
Download your Tracks to Adventure infographic
Download your Tracks to Adventure poster (PDF)

There is plenty more to do on the West Coast - check out the activities, major town and places to stay for more inspiration.

Start planning your West Coast adventure today
Read more about things to do and places to stay on Tasmania's West Coast near Queenstown or Strahan

Photo credits on this page: Photo credits: Nick Osborne Carol Maney, Tourism Tasmania, Rob Burnett, Paul Fleming, Andrew Ross, Flow Mountain Bike, Strahan Helicopters

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