Day 5

Stra­han > Queen­stown/Lake Bur­bury

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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

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