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One of the more stunning views in the state is the one above from Mt Jukes overlooking Lake Burbury with a commanding view of Frenchman's Cap.

 

The Mt Jukes road is a continuation of the road through the Queenstown town centre.  Take the road past the left side of the Empire Hotel and just continue on through the town.  The road follows the route of the ABT Wilderness Railway for several kilometres.  The golf course is on the right near the southern end of the town.  Soon the road crosses the King river.  A power station is just upstream.  A little further on is Newell Creek in the midst of rain forest.  A stop here is a must. A viewing platform is on the side of the road.  Here the three pines unique to Tasmania grow together - King Billy, Celery Top and Houn Pine.  Forest on the other side of the road is also worth a look.  The road then starts it's steep assent along the side of Mt Jukes.  The area abounds with minerals.  Look for old mine shafts.

 

Beyond Lake Burbury is one of the access points for the Franklin River - one of the great rafting adventures.  To the right is the Kelly Basin and the old ghost town of Pillinger.  We will return here another day.