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a pictorial guide to Tasmania's natural attractions

 

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When coming from Burnie, there is a left turn before the final descent into Queenstown.  A fifteen minute drive takes you to the Lake Margaret power station.  The 2nd oldest continually operating power station in the southern hemisphere.  For the energetic, there is a well constructed track up to the lake.

 

  

 

LEFT: Just near the Zeehan Hwy and Anthony road junction is the Loftus-Hills monument.  Loftus-Hills was the first government scientist.  There is an interesting array of volcanic and glacial rock formations.  The walk is only 150m.  It is another 200m to the top of a hill with good views of the area.

 

RIGHT:  Known as the 'Iron Blow' is the old open cut mine.  The mountains in the distance (centre) are mount Olympus and Rufus near Lake St Clair.  Driving into Queenstown from Hobart there is a right turn just before the top of the saddle by Mt Owen.  A few hundred metres up the road there is a gap in the fence which descends to a car park overlooking the view above.

 

 

Classified by the National Trust is the solid blackwood staircase just inside the Empire Hotel.

 

  

 

Queenstown is a mosaic of colour.  Another world.  Mt Owen on the left with the polluted Queen River which runs through the town.