If you have a day to spare when in Queenstown, Tasmania, a great way to spend it is to decide to check out the West Coast Wilderness Railway and what a great day it will turn out to be. They say, “History that moves you” and that’s exactly the experience Robby and Macca had when they visited – although separately.
The scenery is glorious as you rock and roll your way through the rainforest, over rivers and alongside gorges. The full 110-kilometre trip takes you from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain. There are two types of carriage, the Wilderness carriage seats 24 people at tables of 4 and offers a full food and beverage service while the Heritage carriage offers drinks and snacks to the 40 passengers.
Both carriages are fully enclosed and extremely comfortable. Westcoast Wilderness Rail offers more than just train trips. You can combine your “steam” experience with white water rafting or a tour of the Lake Margaret Power Hydro Station.
There are plenty of options to consider or you could just enjoy a day amidst the history that moves you.