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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.