Tasmanian Railways

Great Rail Experiences Tasmania Facebook PageScan this and find our any time!This website is about tourist and heritage railway experiences in Tasmania. You can learn about Tasmania’s restored steam and diesel trains that are located along beautiful coastlines, running through western wilderness and in cities full of history and how these Tasmanian railways were built to connect isolated communities.

Click on the map to go to our pages on the Operators, or click on the links beside the map to go directly to their own websites.

clickable map of Tasmania

 

West Coast Wilderness Railway Wee Georgie Wood Railway at Tullah Don River Railway at Don, near Devonport Redwater Creek Steam Railway in Sheffield Launceston Tramway Museum Railtrack Riders at Maydena Derwent Valley Railway at New Norfolk Tasmanian Transport Museum Ida Bay Railway - Australia's most southern railway

 

Australia’s most southern railway, Ida Bay provides an opportunity to venture into gorgeous Tasmanian bush and beach, and will take you to a long white sand beach that is otherwise inaccessible. On Tasmania’s rugged West Coast you can explore the wilderness from comfy carriages on the West Coast Wilderness railway. At other locations around Tasmania volunteers have worked tirelessly to preserve our rail heritage and offer unique opportunities to ride the rails and step back in time.

On the West Coast, we’ve a Museum where you can learn about mining and pioneeer history. Down South, there’s a museum with  a large collection of Tasmania’s heritage steam and diesel locomotives where you can Ride on one. On the North-West Coast you can travel along the  the eastern bank of the picturesque Don River by genuine vintage restored diesel or steam train,   You can also see Tasmania’s largest display of  steam and diesel engines and other rolling stock that has played an important part in Tasmania’s rail history.

In Launceston  you might like to visit the Tramway Museum, and learn about life when the city had trams via a photographic history , and even take a ride on a fully restored tram.

After memories of the old days of steam powered machinery ? We’ve a steam train that leaves a fully restored railway station in the country, on a site that is all about preservation of steam and agricultural history. And if you’re into fitness you’re going to love our latest addition, a 2.5km pedal powered adventure in the forests of the Derwent Valley using now unused railway lines! Take a look through this website for more about great railway experiences in Tasmania!!