The West Coast Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a 35 Kilometer Rack and Pinion Railway running from Queenstown to Strahan. The railway uses the fully restored 100 year old Steam Loco’s that ran on the original rail line that was built for the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Company.

Queenstown-Dubbil Barril-Queenstown

The Rack and Gorge is a spectacular half-day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling to Dubbil Barril along the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

Strahan–Dubbil Barril–Strahan

During the River and Rainforest journey, you will enjoy a relaxing steam train journey that departs from the original harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan. Take in the fabulous harbour views as the train follows the foreshore and then the river as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses the many bridges, including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on the line


The Queenstown Explorer is a full-day return steam train journey departing from Strahan‘s Regatta Point Station that includes the King River Gorge, the “rack” section of the railway track, magnificent rainforest and all stations along the way. The train stops in Queenstown for one hour allowing passengers to explore the historic mining town and discover the region’s rich history with a guided or self-guided tour. With so much to discover you will return to Strahan having experienced this remarkable railway and its triumph over adversity.

Tour availability shown on website below, recommend to book tour in advance.

To book visit or phone (03) 6471 0100.