Hells Gates – Macquarie Harbour – Strahan, Tasmania

Eager to see the famous Gordon River, there were too few ways to see it up close. I rarely book ‘tours’, yet there was little choice. So my excitement was not my usual ‘high’. I always go with the flow as to the weather, yet I woke to a drizzly, overcast day – with a little disappointment . Reminding myself to trust the day will be perfect!!! … Continue reading Hells Gates – Macquarie Harbour – Strahan, Tasmania

Queenstown, Tasmania – A Mining Town

Driving down into the valley from Iron Blow Lookout sits historical the mining town of Queenstown.  Its a proud past with monuments and wall collages on the local motel. In these now small towns , take a look at the pubs to get an idea of how busy and prosperous they once were in their day.   The grand lady of Queenstown, ‘Empire Hotel’ is a … Continue reading Queenstown, Tasmania – A Mining Town

Iron Blow, Tasmania -A Wealth of Minerals

Out of the ‘forests’ we are heading to Queenstown into Tasmania’s mineral territory on the west coast! The landscape changes, devoid of trees to barren land and multi coloured rocks which have been mined. Mount Lyell contains 22 known ore bodies, This area was known for the copper wealth since 1935. Driving up to Iron Blow Lookout feels like you are on another planet. The colours of the minerals … Continue reading Iron Blow, Tasmania -A Wealth of Minerals