RACT Rail & Stay Package

Escape to the west coast and celebrate the reopening of West Coast Wilderness Railway with a special Rail & Stay Package.

Please note that due to high demand, this package is now fully booked for October and November. 

From $209, stay one night at Strahan Village and enjoy the historical Rack and Gorge tour - valid for stays until 24 December 2020.

On this incredible four-hour tour, take a heritage steam train journey through temperate rainforest, riddled with rich pioneer history, to the incredible King River Gorge.

Please note the tour is currently departing from Queenstown on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.

Railway tour is subject to confirmation of availability.


Rack & Gorge Heritage tour highlights:

  • Enjoy stunning views as you traverse the magnificent King River
  • Short walking tour in the rainforest at Dubbil Barril
  • Climb one of the Southern Hemisphere's steepest tracks, powered by the unique Abt Rack and Pinion system
  • Pan for gold at Lynchford Station - home of the west coast's gold rush in the 1880s
  • Learn from passionate and experienced guides
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase throughout the journey

Click here to learn more about the Rack and Gorge tour.

Booking multiple rooms/packages:

RACT members can book up to five rooms using this offer (RACT member must be travelling with party staying).

To book multiple rooms/packages, simply click ‘book now’ followed by ‘add a room’ (in green). Please then indicate how many adults and children will be staying in each room.

Terms and conditions:

  • Cancellation may be made 7 or more days prior to arrival, free of charge. Cancellation made less than 7 days prior will incur a fee equal to that of the first night rate
  • Offer available to RACT members only
  • Package applicable to adult tickets only

RACT member pricing of $209.00 is based on 1 night's accommodation for 2 adults in a Waterfront Executive Spa room or Hilltop Harbour View room on week night, plus 2 adult Rack and Gorge tour tickets.

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What do I need to know?

  • Package is available for travel until 24 December 2020
  • Package includes Rack and Gorge tour (2 adults)
  • After booking your accommodation, a staff member will be in contact to book your railway tour date
  • Tour departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only - to and from Queenstown
  • Railway tour is subject to confirmation of availability.

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