Category: Getaways in Tasmania

A collection of the finest luxury accommodation & boutique getaways in Tasmania, including beautiful boutique hotels, lodges, retreats, holiday homes, natures and sightseeing.

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

  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. […]

Ida Bay Railway in a Deep Hole? No Way!

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 […]

Ida Bay Railway (Tasmania)

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!