TOUR INFORMATION

Heli-Steam

Combine your rail journey with a bird's-eye view of Tasmania’s West Coast
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Duration
2.5
Hours
Price
from
Adult
$
299
$
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Child
$
$
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Family
$
$
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We are excited to present this new adventure in conjunction with Strahan Helicopters.

Steam

Join our River and Rainforest tour from Strahan to Double Barril, including stunning views across Macquarie Harbour and up the King River, numerous bridge crossings, wild honey tastings at Lower Landing and see the loco being turned at Dubbil Barril, deep in the rainforest.

Helicopter

Then climb aboard your Strahan Helicopter for a scenic flight with amazing aerial views of the West Coast before landing back at Regatta Point, Strahan.

This tour is available from October to Easter on selected River & Rainforest tours from $299 per person (minimum of two passengers, maximum 4 passengers).

Passengers board Strahan Helicopters at Dubbil Barril  for the return flight as part of the West Coast Wilderness Railway's Heli-Steam Tour

Flight routes

A range of flight paths is available. The tour referred to on this page is the Abt Scenic Railway route, which follows the King River from Dubbli Barril back to Strahan.

Abt Scenic Railway Heli-Steam Tour

A further range of flight paths and durations is available at varying prices - please discuss the options when making your booking.

Rainforest and Rivers Heli-Steam Tour
Rainforest to Ocean Heli-Steam Tour flight path
Wild Rivers, Convicts and Dunes Heli-Steam Tour

Highlights

  • Combine your rail journey with a helicopter tour of Tasmania’s West Coast with Strahan Helicopters
  • Enjoy views of Macquarie Harbour as you travel along the foreshore from Regatta Point Station.
  • Journey deep into western Tasmania’s cool temperate rainforest.
  • Travel alongside the King River to Teepookana, once the fourth busiest port in Tasmania.
  • Cross historic bridges, including Iron Bridge, and see the remains of the 244-metre trestle bridge at Quarter Mile.
  • Taste wild Tasmanian leatherwood honey, harvested from the forests at Lower Landing.
  • Watch the locomotive being turned at Dubbil Barril and take a short walk in the rainforest.

Departure

This tour departs from and returns to Regatta Point Station, Esplanade, Strahan

Choice of Carriage

Price quoted is for Heritage Carriage and the Scenic Abt Railway flight path. Please call for other options.
DURATION
2.5
hours
OPERATES
October - Easter
In conjunction with selected River and Rainforest tours only
PRICE
Heritage
Carriage
Wilderness
Carriage
Adults
$
299
-
$
-
Child
$
-
$
-
Family
$
-
$
-
*
Helitours operate for 2 people minimum, 3 people maximum, and the helicopter section of the package is strictly weather dependant. Longer helitours are available - please call us on 03 6471 0100 for details Bookings essential
FACILITIES
Toilet (at each station),
Shops,
Cafe,
Restaurant,
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*

Frequently Asked Questions

Q
Do I need to book ahead?
A

Yes - advance bookings are essential for this tour.

Q
How do I book this tour?
A

Please call us on 03 6471 0100, as we are unable to take online bookings for this tour.

Q
Is there always a steam engine on the tour?
A

Usually. On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

Q
Do tours run on Public Holidays?
A

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is closed on Christmas Day and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, but operates on other holidays.

Q
Can you accommodate various dietary requirements?
A

Yes, we can cater for vegetarians, vegans and other requirements, but please let us know your needs when you book so we can look after you.

Q
Can you accommodate various dietary requirements?
A

Yes, we can cater for vegetarians, vegans and other requirements, but please let us know your needs when you book so we can look after you.

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