Your experienced, qualified guides from King River Rafting will meet you at Queenstown Station and transfer you to the starting point of your rafting adventure. Your white water experience begins on the King River, which winds through the mountains of the West Coast Range. You will be guided through seven kilometres of rapids from Newall Creek to Dubbil Barril, and pass through the Huon pine rainforests of the spectacular King River Gorge.
After the excitement of the rapids, you will emerge from the white water at Sailor Jack Creek and the Rhododendron Pool, and continue downriver to Dubbil Barril station to meet the train.
You will join the historic West Coast Wilderness steam train at Dubbil Barril station, deep in the rainforest. Now you can relax in your Heritage carriage as you climb the steepest section of track under the power of the Abt rack and pinion system - the last of its type still operating in the Southern Hemisphere. During the journey, you will see fantastic views of the King River Gorge, where you just rafted. Along the way, your guide will share stories of the railway and the people who built it in this wild and remote environment.
The minimum age for a child on this tour is 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, advance bookings are essential to do this tour.
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is closed on Christmas Day and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Tours operate normally on other public holidays.
This tour must be booked directly with King River Rafting - phone 0409 664 268 or visit their website.