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Luigi's Top 10 "Must Sees" for the West Coast

23 Feb 2012  Wilderness Wanderer
1.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

The west coast of Tasmania is a place of remarkable temperate rainforest wildernesses, mighty rivers and fronier mining. It is also one of the world's most remote places - famous for the world's cleanest air.

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  • 1. The Wall in the Wilderness
    http://www.thewalltasmania.com/

    The wall in the Wilderness at Derwent Bridge is one man's life's work: an extraordinary, hand-carved tribute to the people who settled Tasmania's wild frontier. It is a genuine "must see" on anyone's list!

  • 2. Wilderness Railway
    http://www.westcoastwildernessrailway.com.au/

    The West Coast Wilderness Railway was built to bring supplies, men and mining equipment from the nearest port at Strahan to the copper mines of Queenstown. You can take a day trip from either terminus, but most people do it from Strahan. Beat the4 crowds and join the train at the terminus in the centre of Queenstown

  • 3. Gordon River Cruise
    http://www.worldheritagecruises.com.au/

    gordonrivercruises.com.au
    The mighty Gordon and Franklion Rivers empty into the huge Macquarie Harbour. Take a leisurely, peaceful, sheltered cruise in one of two boats plying the harbour and the lower reaches of the Gordon. See 1000-year-old Huon Pine trees. Visit tragic Sarah Island - the British Empire's most remote convict settlement.

  • 4. The Ship That Never Was
    http://www.roundearth.com.au/ship.htm

    While in Strahan, take the opportunity to see "The Shiop That Never Was" in the theatre on the docks. It tells the compelluing story of the convict huon-piners and ship-wrights of Sarah Iskland who seized the opportunity for a new life.

  • 5. Wilderness River Trips
    http://www.corinna.com.au/Experiences/RiverCruises.aspx

    Take a trip at Corinna on the Pieman River - a remote and peaceful journey through the temperate rainforest wilderness of the west coast. As well as the one linked to above, there's also two boats plying the Arthur River a little further north beyond Corinna.
    arthurrivercruises.com/
    www.arthurriver.com.au/