Join our four-hour Rack and Gorge tour and take a steam train journey through remote rainforest to the incredible King River Gorge.
As you travel through the west coast’s cool temperate rainforest, you will ascend steep wilderness mountains under the power of the revolutionary Abt rack and pinion system – technology that transformed the fortunes of the west coast during the late nineteenth century, and the only operating Abt rack and pinion railway in the Southern Hemisphere. Stop at historic stations, traverse the deep chasm of the King River Gorge, and see the places where early west coast pioneers lived and worked to create this extraordinary railway.
During your experience, your guide will share stories of the determined and visionary people who carved out their fortunes in one of the most difficult and remote landscapes imaginable. You will hear tales of scandals, extravagant railways, and two feuding Irishmen, whose rivalry and determination led to the creation of the richest copper mining company in the world.
A highlight of the tour is seeing the loco being turned on the manual turntable at Dubbil Barril.
Our tours do regularly fill up so advance bookings are strongly recommended.
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is closed on Christmas Day and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, but operates on all other holidays.
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.