Full-Day King River Rail, Raft & Rainforest Experience from Queenstown with Lunch - 1 Day

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Start your wilderness rafting experience with a heritage steam train ride through the West Coast Wilderness before rafting through the peaceful lower reaches of the King River. The King River Rail, Raft & Rainforest Experience is a unique collaborative adventure between King River Rafting and the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

Catch the West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown over the steep Abt section of track to Dubbil Barril train station, located in the rainforest on the banks of the King River. From here, we’ll change into our rafting gear and paddle down the King Rivers small rapids and peaceful reaches. On this 15km adventure, you will see thousands of huon pine trees, paddle through mirror reflections of silent ancient forest, drift past mining relics being reclaimed by nature and spot black cockatoos and eagles wheeling overhead.

We’ll stop at places of interest along the way, including enjoying a sumptuous King River Rafting lunch. At Lowana, we board the bus for the return drive to Queenstown.

More Tours by King River Rafting

  • Raft the King River’s Class I Rapids
  • Get up close to ancient rainforest and rare Huon Pine and King Billy Pine trees.
  • Experience calm serene reaches & listen to the silence
  • Catch glimpses of local wildlife and birds
  • Visit Rinadeena and Lynchford train stations
  • A beautiful photo opportunity at Water Fall Gully
  • Other stops of interest including the original town of Teepookana and the old Cascades Hotel


  • Travel from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril on the West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • 15 km of wilderness rafting including Class II Rapids
  • Trained and qualified guides
  • Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • All the requisite rafting and safety gear, including wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket
  • Generous & scrumptious King River Rafting Lunch, plus River snacks of sweets, nuts and water
  • Return transport to Queenstown
  • Use of waterproof cameras to take photos of your rafting experience (Take these memories with you: purchase a King River Rafting USB drive with all your photos for $25)
  • Review the days photos on the return trip to Queenstown on our bus' TV
  • All day parking available at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station. Bring $5.00 in coin for the twentieth century parking machine


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Picking you up from Strahan accommodation available for extra cost by clicking on "Book Now" button
  • Travel Insurance
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Moderate physical fitness level required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged under 12 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum number of travellers are required for this experience. If it is cancelled because the minimum is not met, another date / experience or a full refund will be offered to you

Trip Facts

  • King River Rafting
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway (Queenstown Station), 1 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia
  • Picking you up from Strahan accommodation available for extra cost by clicking on "Book Now" button
  • 9h
  • Up to 12 travellers
  • Returns to original departure point