Teepookana & The King

A wilderness journey with a heritage twist

Journey Highlights

Step onboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway’s heritage Drewry diesel train at Regatta Point Station in Strahan and head deep into the rainforest, while onboard guides share stories of those who built the railway and called it their home.

Journey over the Iron Bridge at Teepookana, once a thriving port town, before disembarking at Lower Landing Station on the King River. Enjoy a short, nature walk and taste honey, with its origins from local endemic species, before heading back to Strahan.

Heritage carriage passengers may wish to purchase snacks and beverages at the kiosk at Lower Landing Station and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.

Wilderness carriage passengers are invited to start their journey with a glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine or juice and indulge in a locally inspired light menu included in the ticket price.

Quoted pricing and timetable departures subject to change.

Regatta Point

Check in at least 30-minutes before departure, allowing longer if you’d like to browse the Museum Room housed in this heritage station. Early birds might even enjoy a leisurely breakfast before boarding. Head onboard and make yourself comfortable for a wilderness journey with a difference.

Lower Landing

Alight the train at Lower Landing Station, around 50 minutes from Strahan. Meander towards the river and chat with onboard stewards waiting to share information with you on local flora and life along the railway during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Return to Regatta Point

Experiences

Iron Bridge

Diesel locomotive

Rainforest Immersion

Timetable

1 May 2024 - 20 September 2024

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • -

Thu

  • -

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

21 September 2024 - 26 December 2024

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • 10:00AM

Thu

  • 10:00AM

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

27 December 2024 - 19 January 2025

Mon

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Tue

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Wed

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Thu

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Fri

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Sat

  • -
  • -

Sun

  • -
  • -

20 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • 10:00AM

Thu

  • 10:00AM

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

Regatta Point

Check in at least 30-minutes before departure, allowing longer if you’d like to browse the Museum Room housed in this heritage station. Early birds might even enjoy a leisurely breakfast before boarding. Head onboard and make yourself comfortable for a wilderness journey with a difference.

Lower Landing

Alight the train at Lower Landing Station, around 50 minutes from Strahan. Meander towards the river and chat with onboard stewards waiting to share information with you on local flora and life along the railway during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Return to Regatta Point

Experiences

Iron Bridge

Diesel locomotive

Rainforest Immersion

Timetable

Week Starting 1 May 2024 - 20 September 2024

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • -

Thu

  • -

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

Week Starting 21 September 2024 - 26 December 2024

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • 10:00AM

Thu

  • 10:00AM

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

Week Starting 27 December 2024 - 19 January 2025

Mon

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Tue

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Wed

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Thu

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Fri

  • 10:00AM
  • 2:00PM

Sat

  • -
  • -

Sun

  • -
  • -

Week Starting 20 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Mon

  • 10:00AM

Tue

  • 10:00AM

Wed

  • 10:00AM

Thu

  • 10:00AM

Fri

  • 10:00AM

Sat

  • -

Sun

  • -

Carriage options

WCWR offers two types of carriage journeys for each departure. All carriages provide comfortable, upholstered booth seating with good airflow, heating, and cooling.

Wilderness Carriages have the additional benefit of reduced capacity, a carriage balcony, welcome drink, tea and coffee and food service.

Learn about the carriages

Carriage Type

Heritage Carriage

Adult $55
Child $35
Family $140

History that moves you

Carriage Type

Wilderness Carriage

Adult $95
Child $95
Family NA

History that moves you

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL I FACE BACKWARDS?

During one half of the journey you will face in one direction, but once the train travels in the opposite direction (on the way back to your original departure station), so will you. This means you will face backwards either during the first or second half of your journey. As the train moves quite slowly, motion sickness is exceptionally rare, however, should you have any concerns about this, please call our team directly at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS?

Everyone is different and we want everyone onboard to feel welcome and safe.

If you have unique needs, please refer to our accessibility statement and/or contact us.

CAN I BRING FOOD ONBOARD?

Absolutely! We also have kiosks available at remote stations that sell drinks and snacks. For those booked in the Wilderness Carriage, you will also be served a light meal onboard.

IS THERE A TOILET ONBOARD?

No. Toilets are available at remote stations, not onboard. The train journey between Strahan and Lower Landing Station is approximately 50 minutes. Toilets at remote stations are off grid and located on station platforms.

WILL I FACE BACKWARDS?

During one half of the journey you will face in one direction, but once the train travels in the opposite direction (on the way back to your original departure station), so will you. This means you will face backwards either during the first or second half of your journey. As the train moves quite slowly, motion sickness is exceptionally rare, however, should you have any concerns about this, please call our team directly at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS?

Everyone is different and we want everyone onboard to feel welcome and safe.

If you have unique needs, please refer to our accessibility statement and/or contact us.

CAN I BRING FOOD ONBOARD?

Absolutely! We also have kiosks available at remote stations that sell drinks and snacks. For those booked in the Wilderness Carriage, you will also be served a light meal onboard.

IS THERE A TOILET ONBOARD?

No. Toilets are available at remote stations, not onboard. The train journey between Strahan and Lower Landing Station is approximately 50 minutes. Toilets at remote stations are off grid and located on station platforms.

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