NOT TO BE MISSED

On the Road Tasmania - - News -

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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.

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