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Get­ting there

Drive from Ho­bart to Queen­stown (260 kilo­me­tres) or Strahan (300 kilo­me­tres) – or from Launce­s­ton (dis­tances al­most iden­ti­cal).


STRAHAN VIL­LAGE Three to 4.5-star harbour-side ac­com­mo­da­tion. stra­hanvil­ EMPIRE HO­TEL A grand old lady from the rail­way’s hey­day opposite the Queen­stown ter­mi­nus. em­pire­ho­


WEST COAST WILDER­NESS RAIL­WAY There’s the half-day ‘Rack and Gorge’, which de­parts Queen­stown and trav­els to Dub­bil Bar­ril; the half-day ‘River and Rain­for­est’, which makes a round trip from Strahan; and the full-day Queen­stown Ex­plorer, a round trip from Strahan with an ad­di­tional tour of Queen­stown. STRAHAN Gor­don River cruises peep into pris­tine wilder­ness. QUEEN­STOWN Iron Blow Look­out perches above the open cut of Mount Lyell’s orig­i­nal mine.

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