RoamWild Tasmania based in Queenstown offers great things to do on the west coast of Tasmania.
The ‘RoamWild Signature’ – Special timbers, 1880’s Gold and early 1890’s underground copper/gold/silver mines amid world heritage wilderness. Advanced age Huon, King Billy pines and other species. Pan gold, gemstones. Rockchip Chalcopyrite and Malachite samples. Enjoy a miners crib break in the Proprietary mines.
Visit the 1912-1914 Lake Margaret power scheme. Enter the powerhouse, see the original machinery, the wooden pipelines delivering water to turbines and the village for the video presentation with morning/afternoon tea in the village hall.
Bespoke Experiences include Mountain Heights’, 4×4 onto the Western range above the wilderness landscape, enjoy incredible views and photographic opportunities that must be experienced to believe. Extend the adventure with a nocturnal rainforest experience of
‘Wildlife Nights’ spotting wildlife and hearing stories of the Pines & Miners past. Enjoy supper and hot beverages among the prehistoric wilderness.
4×4 into the heart of Tasmania’s Wilderness to Mt McCall in the Wild Rivers World Heritage area for the ‘No Dams’ adventure. A moving experience retracing world-changing events that saved this wilderness.
Exclusive Bespoke Experiences, Pure Wilderness.
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From $60 to $90
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.
From $55 to $85
Enjoy the space at the Paragon Theatre with some other local points of interest 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 of the wonderful lifestyle people enjoyed here while your guide prepares a morning or afternoon refreshment. Enter the still authentically working power station and touch the wooden pipelines that still deliver water to the turbines.
Call into the mine site to view the receiving station (The Sub), the original railway sheds and workshops of the Mt Lyell ABT railway with other points of interest on the return journey.
Note: The Lake Margaret hydropower scheme is in full operation, is a working industrial site and is one of Hydro Tasmania’s generating assets.
From $45 to $85
This 4×4 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
Take an intrepid 4×4 journey deep into the Franklin/Gordon World Heritage area. Unlocking the gate to real wilderness we take you on an exclusive trip far beyond the normal range of public access. See remnants of the NO DAMS era blockade that saved this wonderland from development. Hear the stories and enjoy a picnic snack where the would be dam builders were stopped. Extend the adventure and we can really get serious and 4×4 over Mt McCall to the Franklin River and the proposed number 2 Dam site. And just maybe see a passing rafting expedition.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking