TOUR INFORMATION

Gift vouchers

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Duration
Hours
Varied
Price
from
Adult
$
120
$
189
-
Child
$
59
$
130
-
Family
$
270
$
-
We can provide gift vouchers for any occasion but Christmas really is our favourite time of year! Why not gift a train journey this year and let your loved ones choo-choose when to jump onboard?

Here are a few suggestions for those tricky-to-buy-for loved ones:

A romantic day out for two - Rack and Gorge Journey

Wilderness Carriage | 2 Adults | $378.00

This half-day journey guarantees your loved one a romantic day out while enjoying the beauty of the Western Wilderness. The Rack and Gorge journey ups the romance with a guaranteed steam locomotive travelling along the top of the breathtaking King River Gorge and through cool-temperate rainforest.

The Wilderness Carriage is the perfect way to treat someone, with a glass of Tassie sparkling wine on arrival, access to the carriage balcony, and a progressive meal served in between remote station stops, where passengers disembark to stretch their legs and take in their surrounds.

Spoil the puffer nutter in your life - Queenstown Explorer Experience

Wilderness Carriage | 1 Adult | $259.00

This one is truly for the train enthusiast, history buff or photography fanatic in your life! A 9-hour experience will see them board in Strahan and take in the heritage of the entire 35km stretch of line in both directions! Our live commentary tells the story of the unique Rack and Pinion system that brings people to us from all over the world.

The Wilderness Carriage ensures that your passionate loved one has access to the carriage balcony, the perfect vantage point for capturing the best photographs to record their journey. Furthermore, their tummies will be kept happy with a series of yummy treats served in between remote station stops and lunch at Queenstown Station. Stopping at each station along the line, they’ll get to learn more about the railway’s history and experience the surrounding rainforest.

One for the whole family - River and Rainforest Journey

Heritage Carriage | Family Ticket (2A+2C) | $270.00

The River and Rainforest is the perfect train journey for families… It provides a variety of environments to take in, starting in beautiful Strahan and taking in the harbourside and nearby farmland (look out for the alpacas!) before heading into the rainforest and following the King River into the railway line’s halfway point. At just 4-hours, it’s also a good length for little people to enjoy and the multiple station stops throughout the journey provides a great opportunity to break up the journey and stretch those little legs.

Grown ups will also enjoy the live commentary, getting an understanding of how and why this line was built 125 years ago and what makes it so special today. The Heritage Carriage provides booth seating, perfect for a family, warm blankets and a personal carriage steward to answer all those big and little questions along the way.

To purchase a gift voucher, please contact our team on +61 (0)3 6471 0100 or enquiries@wcwr.com.au.

Highlights

Let your loved ones choose their own adventure!

Rack & Gorge | 4.5 hours | From $120 | Queenstown to Dubbil Barril and return

River & Rainforest | 4 hours | From $120 | Regatta Point Station, Strahan to Dubbil Barril and return

Queenstown Explorer | 9 hours | From $185 | Regatta Point Station, Strahan to Queenstown and return

Departure

The departure station is dependant on the experience booked by the recipient.

Choice of Carriage

Passengers in Wilderness Carriage enjoy a welcoming glass of sparkling wine on boarding, canapés, complimentary hot beverages, morning tea and a light lunch, along with access to the open balcony to get up close to the rainforest and take those magic images. Our comfortable Heritage Carriages are temperature controlled and provide comfortable blankets for after that brisk walk in the heart of the rainforest. You will also be provided with a choice of drinks and snacks for purchase during your journey.
DURATION
hours
OPERATES
Year round
Departure times vary by season and experience
PRICE
Heritage
Carriage
Wilderness
Carriage
Adults
$
120
-
$
189
-
Child
$
59
-
$
130
-
Family
$
270
-
$
-
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Prices are reflective of half-day journeys. Check the Highlights section of this page for indicative pricing for the Queenstown Explorer experience.
FACILITIES
Toilet (at each station),
Shops,
Cafe,
Restaurant,
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Not just a steam train,
It’s a heritage to explore

Anthony Edwin Bowes Kelly
Father of the Railway

Anthony Edwin Bowes Kelly

In 1891, Bowes Kelly saw an advertisement from a fellow Irishman who was seeking an investor for his gold mine at Iron Blow in Tasmania

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