What’s On on the West Coast

What’s On on the West Coast

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Local Markets

  • Queenstown – every second Sunday of each month
  • Tullah – 3rd December 2017

Equipment Hire

Kayak Hire available at the Strahan Holiday Retreat or Risby Cove and Tullah Lakeside Lodge

Paddle Boat Hire available at the Tullah Lakeside Lodge

Bike Hire available at Strahan Holiday Retreat or Gordon River Cruises

Sand board and Toboggan Hire available at Strahan Holiday Retreat or Gordon River Cruises


Corinna Wilderness Retreat

Offering accommodation and The Tarkine Restaurant as well as the Pieman River Cruise departing 10am Monday, Wednesday and Saturday May through to November 03 6446 1170 or http://corinna.com.au/


West Coast Visitor Information Centre

Open daily 10am – 5.30pm located on the Strahan waterfront or call 1800 352 200


West Coast Wilderness Railway

Trains departing daily 03 6471 0100 or www.wcwr.com.au


World Heritage Cruises

Cruises departing daily at 9am from Strahan 03 6471 7174 or www.worldheritagecruises.com.au


Gordon River Cruises

Cruises departing daily at 8:30am from Strahan 03 6471 4300 or www.gordonrivercruises.com.au


RoamWild (previously Queenstown Heritage Tours)

Anthony operates a range of fantastic tours on the west coast 0407 049 612 or www.roamwild.com.au


Galley Museum

Open daily 9am-5pm Driffield St, Queenstown 03 6471 1483


West Coast Heritage Centre

Open daily 10am-4:30pm Main St, Zeehan (25% discount on entry with presentation of ticket from West Coast Wilderness Railway) 03 6471 6225 or www.wchczeehan.com.au


The Ship That Never Was

Live performances daily from 5.30pm in the Richard Davey Amphitheatre Strahan (performance runs approximately 1 hour 15 min) 03 6471 7700


King River Rafting

King River Rafting offers full and half day river adventures suitable for people over 10 years of age and most fitness levels.

  • King for the day – full day white water
  • King River Gorge Raft and Steam Experience – including the WCWR
  • King River Steam River and Raft experience – including WCWR
  • King River Gorge Explorer- paddle your own canoe

Immerse yourself in local history and experience a West Coast Gorge lined with Huon Pine and ancient rain forest.

for more information visit www.kingriverrafting.com.au or contact info@kingriverrafting.com.au or 0409 664 268 


Strahan ATV Adventures

Is back on the Henty Dunes! awesome experience for the entire family for bookings or information call Ian 0407 343 797 or www.strahanatvadventures.com.au


Strahan Helicopters

Is back in the air from 7th November 2017 with some fantastic experiences including the new Heli Steam Experience in conjunction with WCWR departing daily (subject to weather). Bookings can be made at the West Coast Visitor Information Centre, Gordon River Cruises or direct via 0419 656 974, info@strahanghelicopters.com.au  or www.strahanhelicopters.com.au


The Bonnet Island Experience

Tours will recommence operation later on in the year – for more information 03 6471 4300 or www.gordonrivercruises.com.au/en/bonnet-island-experience


West Coast Yacht Charters

Operating daily 03 6471 7422 or www.westcoastyachtcharters.com.au


Wilderness Woodworks

Open daily 9am-5pm, a fantastic range of giftware and other treasures located on the Strahan waterfront 03 6471 7244 or www.wildernesswoodworks.com.au


Morisson’s Huon Pine Sawmill

Open daily from 10am 03 6471 7235


Tasmanian Specialty Timbers

Open daily www.tasmanianspecialtytimbers.com.au or info@specialitytimbers.com.au


Tutt’s Whittle Wonders

Open daily – located opposite the BP service station Strahan


Local walks and activities

  • Montezuma Falls – Rosebery
  • Hogarth Falls – Strahan
  • Horsetail Falls – Queenstown
  • The Iron Blow – Queenstown
  • Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads & Hells Gates – Strahan
  • The Spray Tunnel – Zeehan
  • Strahan Foreshore walk – beginning at West Strahan Beach and heading around the foreshore to Regatta Point Station. Follow the newly installed pillars detailing the history of Strahan and participate in the exercise activities provided by Active Strahan.
  • Platypus viewing platform – Strahan Holiday Retreat
  • Corrina – a range of bush walks and kayaks available for hire
  • Mt Zeehan accessible by foot – Zeehan
  • Mt Owen accessible by foot – Queenstown
  • Mt Murchison accessible by foot – Rosebery


Spion Kop – Queenstown

Named by soldiers returning from the Boer War. Enjoy fantastic views of Queenstown when you complete the steep short walk passing mining heritage exhibits along the way. Overlooks the famous Queenstown gravel football oval.

Miners Siding – Queenstown

In the bronze sculptures depicting 21 facets of the evolution of the Mt Lyell Mines and surrounding areas, sculptor Stephen Walker has depicted significant and traditional events in the 100-year history of the Lyell District.

Queenstown Football Oval

Queenstown’s “Gravel” Football Ground has been described by some as “The Most Infamous ” football field in Australia. Now heritage listed, it certainly is one that has struck fear into visiting football sides for over one hundred years.


Picnic spots

(Source – http://www.westernwilderness.com.au/picnic_and_fishing_spots)

  • West Strahan Beach BBQ area
  • Peoples Park, The Esplanade, Strahan
  • Ocean Beach, Strahan
  • Macquarie Heads, 35 minutes’ drive from Strahan
  • Swan Basin, 25 minutes’ drive from Strahan
  • Miners Siding, Queenstown
  • Bird River, 35km from Queenstown
  • Lake Burbury, Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge
  • Lake Plimsol, Anthony Highway between Queenstown and Tullah
  • Granville Harbour, 35km from Zeehan
  • Trial Harbour, 20km from Zeehan
  • Stitt Park, Rosebery
  • Mackintosh Dam, Tullah


The Paragon Theatre, Queenstown

Offers daily tours, and stay tuned for further details and updates via www.facebook.com/TheParagonTheatre


Forthcoming Events

West Coast Reflections Exhibition

West Coast Visitor Information Centre open from 10.30am – 5.30pm $2 per Adult $1 per Child or $5 per Family


Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway

Operates the first Sunday and last Saturday and Sunday of every month October through to May – rides operate from 10am – 3pm and are approx. 20 minutes. Fares are $20 Adults, $5 Children & $25 Families. For full timetable and more information visit www.weegeorgiewood.com.au


Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair

11th – 12th November 2017, at Zeehan Primary School Stadium $5.00 entry – under 12s free. Doors open at 9am – 5pm Saturday and 9am – 3pm Sunday

90 stalls of gems, jewellery, crystals, fossils, gold, displays and more! raffles, lucky door prizes and a massive range of activities for the children. Don’t forget the selection of food – Carol Maine’s home cooked goodies from the kiosk in the Stadium, Carol’s Coffee Van, The Cribb Hut food and drinks van, Shirl’s Asian Food(Cecil Hotel) & Kim’s Hot Spuds.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/Zeehan-Tasmania-Gem-and-Mineral-Fair-


Lake Burbury fishing competition –  24th- 26th November 2017

For more information contact queenstownanglersclubinc@outlook.com


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