Strahan > Queenstown/Lake Burbury
Today it’s all aboard the steam-powered West Coast Wilderness Railway. This locomotive has enthralled visitors for decades, chugging its way through unspoiled old-growth rainforest. Depending on the day of the week, take a return trip from Strahan or from Queenstown (a 45-minute drive north-east of Strahan). Then spend the afternoon discovering otherworldly Queenstown – take an underground mine tour with Queenstown Heritage Tours, or above ground, explore the surreal landscape of what was once the world’s richest mining town. Now it’s time to unload the camping gear as you head east on the Lyell Highway to the shores of Lake Burbury to spend a night under the stars. For non-campers, there are plenty of 3and 4-star motels in Queenstown.
West Coast Wilderness Railway