The West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tasmania
is a reconstruction of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company railway between Queenstown
and Regatta Point. The trip takes approximately one hour and has remarkable views and is also World
famous for its engineering.
Stopping Places and Named Features
Most of the historical stopping places and named locations of the original railway line have been kept. The following list is made for the journey from Queenstown, and can be read in reverse for the trip from Regatta Point.
crosses the Queen River
- Halls Creek
enters the western end of the King River gorge
- Dubbill Barrill ("double barrel")
- "Quarter Mile Bridge" (original destroyed by floods in 1974, reconstruction much shorter)
crosses the King River for the first time
- "Steel Bridge"
crosses the King River for the second time
line closest to the King River between these points
leaves the King River near its entry into Macquarie Harbour and moves north towards Regatta Point and Strahan
- Regatta Point (terminus)
The current owners and operators of the Railway are the Federal Hotels group which also owns and operates other tourist operations in Strahan.