Experience the wildness at Australia's southern-most location

Experience the wildness at Australia's southern-most location

Discover it all at Ida Bay

Ride on the WWII train in state reserve

This beautiful last remaining heritage bush train runs everyday, come on to feel the wildness and nature settling in it’s own way.

Budget accommodation

Enjoy the “luxury” in it’s own class, stay in the clean, tidy, and comfort self contained cabin, watching the sunrise and sunset through leafing forestry.

Ida Bay Railway Café

Last place in Tasmania to get a great Feed!

Get involved and show your support!

To save the history of Ida Bay Railway and keep the last remaining bush train running, please donate …

Background Information

The tramway was opened in 1919 to facilitate the transportation of Limestone from the quarry west of Lune River to a jetty at Ida Bay. During 1975, freight operations ceased. The Tramway was purchased by the Tasmanian Government in 1977 and converted to a tourist attraction. It is a uniquely total experience of Tasmania's far south.

Tours & Experiences

Aboard a bogie flat wagon built in the 1890s, lovingly restored as a passenger carriage, the two hour return trip features…

  • forests
  • buttongrass plains
  • beautiful bay views
  • aboriginal middens
  • the site of the original Ida Bay township
  • the remains of a river steamer now slowly being swallowed by nature
  • an historic old cemetery where pioneers, the Tylers and the Jaegers, were laid to rest (a fascinating stop here)

One can arrange to take an early train ride down to Deep Hole Bay, spend the day amidst the beautiful surroundings and catch the last afternoon train back to Lune River Station. Deep Hole Bay, a part of the Ida Bay State Reserve, has a large shelter complete with BBQ facilities and toilets, so is a delightful area for a picnic. Or take a bush walk along the walking tracks to Southport Lagoon or Southport Bluff, both accessible from Deep Hole, in which case you will hop back on a later returning train.(booking essential)

Function Tours

Have a Birthday coming up, a Wedding, Family Reunion, and any Celebration. If this is what you want for your celebration, then book your group and enjoy a group concession.

Special Experience Tours

Salt Water and Trout Fishing
Twilight Experience
Twilight Food and Wine Experience
Gemstone Fossicking and Nature Walks