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West Coast Wilderness Railway steams into winter with Yulefest Journeys

June 4, 2015 Rail No Comments Email Email

For the month of July, Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Railway will be celebrating Yulefest and welcoming guests aboard with piping hot mulled wine, a festive themed menu and merry decorations. unnamed (12)West Coast Wilderness Railway General Manager, Michael Saville said, “Interestingly, we are seeing a spike in interest in travellers particularly from Queensland who are embracing the trueseasonality of the Tasmanian winter. Yulefest is right at home in the cool climate of Tasmania making the tradition a perfect fit for our visitors as they access some of our most remote wilderness.”

Yulefest Journeys will run aboard the Wilderness carriage five days a week departing Queenstown Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and departing Strahan Wednesday and Friday throughout July priced at $145 for adults and $80 for children. Christmas will come early for children as they will also receive a small gift onboard.

In addition to July’s Yulefest Journeys, the Railway will continue to operate throughout the winter months offering two “Steaming Winter” itineraries that will run five days of the week. These winter journeys will allow guests to take in Tasmania’s wilderness in style aboard the historic train carriages.

The Rack and Gorge Steaming Winter Journeys departing Queenstown every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will showcase the beauty of the King River Gorge and stunning rainforest as the railway climbs the steepest railway gradients in Australia using the rack and pinion system for which it is renowned.

For a change of scenery, the River and Rainforest Steaming Winter Journey departing Strahan every Wednesday and Friday will offer stunning views of the Harbour before snaking along the river and heading inland through thick rainforest.
On both trips, guests can sit back and enjoy vistas of the surrounding wilderness as they traverse numerous bridges and enjoy spectacular views of the majestic King River, while listening to enlightening commentary about the region’s rich and colourful history.

Steaming Winter Journeys depart at 10am and return at 2pm five days a week and include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, canapés, freshly baked scones, a light lunch and coffee and tea served throughout. Steaming Winter Journeys are priced at $145 for adults and $80 for children.

For information and reservations visit, email or call +61 (03) 6471 0100.

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