The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a steam train journey through mountainous Tasmanian wilderness. Tours depart daily from Queenstown and Strahan. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a restoration of the original Mt Lyell Mine railway that operated here in the late 19th century. Your 35km (22-mile) journey follows the route once travelled by trains carrying copper from rich Queenstown mines to the port at Strahan. Travelling aboard original steam locomotives and coaches, you'll cross high trestle bridges over river gorges thick with rainforest and stop at restored original stations along the line. Knowledgeable local guides will reveal the railway's rich heritage throughout your journey.