Roam Wild Tasmania operates adventure tourism from their base in The Paragon Theatre, Queenstown.
One tour option is the ‘Lost Mines-Ancient Pines’ tour which specialises in Tasmanian special timbers, and some 1880’s Gold mines and early 1890’s underground copper/gold/silver mines. All amongst world heritage wilderness with wild Huon Pines, King Billy pines and other Tasmanian species. Pan for gold (guaranteed) and gemstones. Rockchip Chalcopyrite and Malachite samples.
The ‘Lake Margaret Hydro Power’ tour visits the 1914 commissioned Lake Margaret power scheme. Enter the power house, see the original machinery at work, the wooden pipelines delivering water to the turbines and the village still standing. Enjoy the video presentation and light morning/afternoon tea inside the village hall.
‘Mountain Heights’ 4WD the Western range high above the wilderness landscape. Incredible views and photographic opportunities that must be experienced to believe. Marvel at massive pink conglomerate rocks and enjoy awesome vistas.
The ‘No Dams Blockade’ 4WD into the Franklin/Gordon wild rivers, stand on a significant site where passionate conservationists saved the wilderness.
‘Piners and Miners’ depart Strahan for a full day crammed with adventures.
LostMines/AncientPines, an easy wilderness trek through the world heritage area then a charter boat harbour journey back to Strahan.
From 1881 Pioneering Miners and Piners along Macquarie harbour forged their way into the wilderness seeking gold. Not just gold in the streams and rock but also the golden timber of Huon Pine, King Billy, Sassafras and all the Tasmanian special timbers species growing in the most ancient forests. See the places and hear the stories with a passionate local as your guide.
Interact with real piners at Tasmania’s largest Huon pine mill and select your own special timber souvenir. Try gold and gemstone panning/fossicking and mine ore in a real underground mine. Be treated to a miners crib break at #1 stope.
Enjoy the space at the Paragon Theatre before one of RoamWild Tasmania’s guides take you to visit the 1914 commissioned hydro power station and still standing village. Tour the village and enjoy an interpretive visit to the village hall. Take in the video presentation while your guide prepares a morning or afternoon refreshment. Enter the still working power station and touch the wooden pipelines that still deliver water to the turbines.
Visit the hallowed hallways of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway co’s general office from which Robert Sticht to Keith Falkner ran the show.
Note: The Lake Margaret hydropower scheme is in full operation, is a working industrial site and is one of Hydro Tasmania’s generating assets.
This 4WD vehicle tour visits the Western range high above the wilderness landscape. Incredible views and photographic opportunities that must be experienced to believe. Marvel at massive pink conglomerate rocks and enjoy awesome vistas. 1.5 hours in duration if you just want to get right to the views. An outdoor dining experience is available followed by a wildlife spotting adventure to make a most memorable afternoon/evening adventure.Carpark Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet
A high adventure you can tailor with 4×4 into the Franklin/Gordon wild rivers to stand upon a significant site of the NO DAMS controversy. See a symbol of defiance that passionate conservationists left during the early 1980’s struggle to save the Franklin River from the construction of a huge dam for hydropower. Now UNESCO recognised as World Heritage wilderness.
Learn the story and get a feel for real wilderness. Guaranteed to stir emotions and heighten ones appreciation. Nature in perfect balance.