Backpacking Queenstown

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    GREAT BUSHWALKING NEARBY, WHERE YOU CAN SEE SOME AMAZING VIEWS AND SPECTACULAR WATERFALLS: Photo - courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    TAKE A RIDE ON THE WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY, WHICH PASSES THROUGH STUNNING SCENERY SUCH AS DENSE RAINFOREST AND PRISTINE RIVERS: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Queenstown Highlights

  • Starting point for the West Coast Wilderness Railway, which will take you through some stunning dense rainforest, along pristine rivers and other amazing scenery to the seaside village of Strahan.

  • Learn about the mining industry and its history by visiting the Miners Siding and the Galley Museum, or taking a tour underground into one of the old mines.

  • Bushwalk (hike) through nearby lush forest, to scenic lookouts and waterfalls, including the beautiful Nelson Falls and Tasmania's highest falls at 104 metres, Montezuma Falls.

About Queenstown

Population 3,500

This is the largest town on Tasmania's west coast and is best known for its mining. The town itself has a variety of shops, services and places to eat and drink.

It is the starting point for the West Coast Wilderness Railway, which will take you through some stunning dense rainforest, along pristine rivers and other amazing scenery to the seaside village of Strahan.

You can also learn about the mining industry and its history by visiting the Miners Siding and the Galley Museum, or taking a tour underground into one of the old mines.

Nearby, you will find some great walks that will take you through lush forest, scenic lookouts and waterfalls, including the beautiful Nelson Falls and Tasmania's highest falls at 104 metres, Montezuma Falls.

Orientation Map for Queenstown


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