Experience…”Lost Mines – Ancient Pines”
Mining relics amongst the ancient temperate rainforest of Tasmania's Western Wilderness. Visit a special timbers sawmill (Monday to Thursday). Take a spooky walk in abandoned Gold & Copper Mines.
Board one of our vehicles and head southwest, out of town to the old gold mining precinct of Lynchford and the Tasmanian Special Timbers sawmill where you may meet 4th and 5th generation piners working to mill the timbers that will become magnificent pieces of furniture or crafted items. These people are real characters and a tourist attraction in themselves. ( Please note; sawmill only open Monday to Thursday)
Be guided through the ancient forests to discover old mining relics amongst the world famous Huon and King Billy Pine trees. Admire the pure tannin hued water in the beautiful creeks flowing through this stunning landscape. Marvel at the ferns, mosses, lichens and fungi throughout the forest.
This is a photographer’s paradise!
Take a spooky walk into abandoned Gold and Copper mines. Horizontal tunnels mined in the 1880’s – 1890’s by the original pioneer miners. Find your own piece of copper ore on the ground as you walk through the mine. You may even be lucky enough to spot some silver or gold.
Add or opt for the Franklin/Gordon Wild Rivers national park option. Stand on a No Dams blockade site of the early 1980’s that saved the wilderness and was instrumental in forming the Greens political party.
Arrive back in Queenstown invigorated from the fresh clean air and your encounter with the wilderness and mines that helped shape a nation.
Tour duration 3 hrs
(This tour requires a modest walking fitness, involves climbing 6 bush steps and uneven ground)
- 3 Hour Tour
- Activity Duration
- 2 hours 30minutes
- Activity Location
- Queenstown, Tasmania