Steam under the Stars

Calling all photographers and train enthusiasts! Unite your passions at this exclusive event this Off Season.

Join expert Tasmanian photographer, Cameron Blake, in this behind the scenes journey inside our maintenance facility, Carswell Park. With not one, but two of our famous Abt Locomotives in steam, explore their unique lines, angles and lighting both inside and outside the maintenance facility.

This workshop is inspired by the works of O. Winston Link, and designed for train enthusiasts and photographers alike. Whether you come with the latest and greatest in camera tech or are armed simply with a smartphone, take home images of our history that you’ll be proud to hang over the mantlepiece.

Cameron will provide a 20-minute group workshop onboard one of our meticulously restored carriages at Queenstown station before we head down to Carswell Park on foot. There, Cameron will work with each participant, spending time one-on-one to ensure you capture history that moves you, the West Coast Wilderness way.

Numbers for this experience will be capped at 15 to ensure the best experience for participants. If this sounds like something you’d like to experience, purchase your tickets now!


  • A safety briefing with one of the WCWR rail team onboard a wilderness carriage at Queenstown Station
  • A photography briefing from Cameron to prepare you and make the most of your experience
  • A brief walk from Queenstown Station to the Carswell Park maintenance facility
  • At least 1.5 hours inside Carswell Park shed and yard with exclusive access to the rolling stock.

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Saturday 3 August, 2024
Saturday 17 August, 2024

$295.00 per person

Maximum 15 persons

All bookings should be made directly via Ticketing at or at
+61 (0) 6471 0100

Image credits for this page: Cameron Blake and Jess (Wild) Bonde.

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