The tea coloured waters of the river and lush green foliage made the scenery a visual treat.
Next, we drove around to Lettes Bay, to see the original miners shacks and get a glimpse of Strahan from across the water.
We climbed aboard this grand old train for the afternoon, on West Coast Wilderness Railway River and Rainforest journey.
The four hour trip took us over rivers and through rainforests, to the turntable at Dubbil Barril. A couple of passengers took the shortcut home via a helicopter flight back to town.
A stop along the way allowed us to taste and purchase some local honey. A cheeky glass of bubbly was a lovely afternoon treat.
What: West Coast Wilderness Railway
Why: rail journey, history, scenery
How much: discounted tickets through RACV