NOT TO BE MISSED
(in no particular order)
1 Whyte River walk
Experience pristine temperate rainforest near Corinna. This walk takes less than an hour-and-a-half to complete and offers easy access to rich biological diversity and a variety of birdlife and wildlife.
2 Pieman River cruise
The Arcadia II is the only Huon pine-built river cruiser still operating in the world. It cruises out of Corinna to Pieman Heads.
3 Lovers Falls
Bring your kayak to Corinna and paddle downstream to this whimsically named waterfall, pouring between giant ferns.
4 Henty Dunes
Strung behind one of Australia’s longest beaches, this enormous dune system is like a desert snapshot – traverse the area on foot, or shoot down on the dunes on a sandboard or toboggan.
5 West Coast Wilderness Railway
Ride the steam train through a tangle of rainforest and the King River Gorge between Queenstown and Strahan.
6 The Wall
Artist Greg Duncan’s latest work is a stunning sculpture at Derwent Bridge called The Wall. A work in progress, it tells the history of the Central Highlands and is being carved from 3m-high wooden panels and when completed will be 100m long.
7 Queenstown Heritage Tours
Descend 700m below the ground to explore the workings of a copper mine.
8 Empire Hotel
Queenstown’s Empire Hotel, known as the ‘grand old lady of the West Coast’, has a heritage-listed blackwood lobby staircase that was built in England and shipped to Tasmania.
9 Nelson Falls
The spectacular 30m-high Nelson Falls fan across cliffs in a moss-carpeted glade 25km east of Queenstown.
Lake St Clair
Australia’s deepest lake marks the finish of the Overland Track and has a web of walking trails – wander the shores or spend a day climbing Mt Rufus.