Hastings Caves And Thermal Springs just 10 minutes away from the Ida Bay Railway The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, of course, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. […]
Posted by Carol Haberle | Jul 20, 2012 | 15 | Ida Bay Railway… one of the Great Rail Experiences in Tasmania by Carol Haberle Ida Bay Railway Convicts & Immigrants: Pioneers of Ida Bay The historical Ida Bay Railway is a ‘must do’ experience. Located at Lune River, a comfortable two-hour drive south of Hobart, the Ida Bay Railway is the last operating bush tramway in […]
The Ida Bay Railway boosts itself as being Australia’s southernmost tourist attraction and despite it’s location it seems pretty popular. It is situated at Lune River, approximately 2 hours drive south of Hobart. The 14km return train trip starts at the Ida Bay Station at Lune River and takes passengers to Deep Hole and Elliott’s Beach in […]
Operation Began operation 1919 (Freight operations) 1977 (tourist operations) Ended operation 1975 (Freight operations) Technical System length 7 km (4.3 mi) Track gauge 2 ft (610 mm) Historical Ida Bay Railway’s railcar No. 8 “Silver Streak” at depot Donation NOW to have it restored!