Tasmania has long been a drawcard for those seeking a wilderness experience in land famed for good food and fine wines. A third of the island is shared by national parks, forests and marine reserves with a distinctive World Heritage Area.
The Great Rail Experiences Tasmania Tour 2021 packages all of this in with the State’s industrial and agricultural heritage with visits to preserved operating railways and many of Tasmania’s most popular tourist attractions.
The tour is scheduled to include Tasmania’s unique Table Cape Tulip Festival and a large historical collection of working industrial machinery and steam tramway at Sheffield, the town of murals. It then continues with travel along the picturesque north west coast and through the south west wilderness area. The mountains of the Central Highlands contrast with the flat lands of the Midlands and its many colonial towns along the way between the two major cities of Hobart and Launceston.
You’ll discover the State’s rich collection of heritage railways:- Don River Railway, Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway, Redwater Creek Steam Railway, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Derwent Valley and Hobart attractions, as well as the serene cruise on the magnificent Gordon River in the south west.
Tasmania has much to offer for those interested in steam era railways, history and heritage, beautiful scenery, and exceptional food and wine. This tour has been especially tailored to meet those interests.