Page 66 | Tasmania’s Pristine South 2019 IDA BAY RAILWAY and Cafe Australia’s Southern-most Railway The two-hour 14-kilometre return journey takes travellers to places only accessible by the railway or by sea. A pristine white beach, water’s edge, bush land abundant with birdlife and wild flowers… One of the last operating bush tramways in Australia The last place in Tasmania to get a feed Budget cabins to explore Tasmania’s far south 328 Lune River Road, Ida Bay, Tasmania 7109 idabayrailway.com.au Mobile 0405 305 437 The Scenery The History The Grub The Accommodation Things to see… forests • buttongrass plains • beautiful bay views • aboriginal middens • original Ida Bay township site • remains of a river steamer • historic pioneer cemetery Things to do… salt water and trout fishing • Twilight Experience • Twilight Food and Wine Experience • gemstone fossicking • nature walks and discover Tasmania’s spectacular coastline and wildlife on jet ski or kayak… H14299 All aboard at Ida Bay Make Ida Bay Railway, the last stop on Tassie’s southern- most coast, one of the places you visit! Located at 328 Lune River Road, and an easy drive south of Hobart, Ida Bay Railway is home to all the heritage and history of Australia’s southern-most tramway, where Ida Bay Railway volunteers have lovingly restored the old trams, allowing many visitors to reminisce about the ‘good old days’. It’s also the last place to grab some food and coffee before travelling further south. Ida Bay Railway provides a two-hours return rail trip running from the Lune River Station, through pristine wilderness full of iconic native wildlife, down to where the Lune River meets the ocean. A short stop at the old graveyard is a chance to catch up on some history, before reaching the shores of Deep Hole. You can then enjoy a picnic lunch, swim, fish or even take the marked bushwalking track across to Southport Lagoon, at the end of the line, and catch a later train back. So if you’re just visiting or a local out for a ‘Sunday drive’, getting onboard one of the last working bush trams in Australia is a wonderful way to spend two hours. Train tour times vary seasonally, visit www.idabayrail way.com.au or phone 0405 305 437 for further information. Lune River, popular for kayaking.