Ida Bay Railway & Cafe (Tour)

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Full Day Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Step aboard our historic WWII diesel locomotive, enjoy an unforgettable 2 hour journey alongside the water’s edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery.
Once you arrive at ‘Deep-hole’ you will be able to walk around a pristine white beach or even take a walk to the Southport Lagoon (1H 30M return – Bookings essential).
This heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia!
Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed! We have a diverse menu including home-made burgers, fish & chips, freshly ground coffee and even some Tasmania Valhalla ice cream.
Our staff are passionate about the local area and are focused on showing you the hidden gems.
We stock all the local brochures and information maps. We are able to cater for groups large and small. Call us today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an exclusive train ride can be arranged!

Facilities

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Australian Tourism Export Council Basic Camping Carpark Caters for limited mobility Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available EarthCheck Certified Family Friendly Free Wifi Full Day Green Globe 21 Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Nature and wildlife Paid Wifi Public Toilet Sightseeing Tours

Services

the last remaining bush tram operate in Southern-most Tasmania

Departing Ida Bay Station every two hours from 10am. This two hour (return) train journey travels the historic 7.3 km track, which was originally used to cart limestone to ships at Deep Hole. Sit back and relax in an open or closed carriage, while you journey through the scenic bush. There’s a brief stop at graveyard where your tour guide will tell you about some of the history. Once back on the train you’ll head down to Deep Hole, where you have about 15 minutes to walk around at the beach. Then hop back on the train and return back to the station while enjoying more of the scenery, and perhaps spot a seal swimming alongside the shoreline.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

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