Running along one of the last remaining stretches of Tasmanian railway, the Don River Railway offers more than just a scenic train ride – it’s also one of Tasmania’s most important heritage attractions. The experience begins on arrival at Don station in Devonport, where visitors can browse the railway museum, see the original turntable and signal box, and admire the collection of vintage cars, carriages and trolleys on display, including a Royal Carriage dating from 1879.
The volunteer-run railway also runs hourly trains, following a 30-minute route between Don and Coles Beach. As well as enjoying views along Tasmania’s north coast, passengers get the chance to travel aboard a steam or diesel locomotive, riding in beautifully restored heritage carriages.
The Don River Railway runs between Don and Coles Beach in Devonport, Tasmania. Trains run hourly, Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-3pm.