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Gormanston

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  • Day355

    Der Weg nach Queenstown

    December 18, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Heute war das Wetter dann deutlich besser.

    Wir hatten zuerst die Hogarth Falls besucht. Bestimmt auch durch den vielen Regen gab es hier jede Menge Wasser welches imposant nach unten stürzte. Viel kleiner als die Montezuma Falls, dennoch nicht weniger schön.

    Danach sind wir nach Queenstown gefahren,

    Es ist ganz witzig dass Tasmanien oft mit, vor allem, Neuseelands Südinsel verglichen wird. In einen Maßstab gesetzt liegt das tasmanische Queenstown an etwa gleicher Stelle wie das neuseeländische. Und auch ähnlich spektakulär umrahmt von Bergen.

    Zwei sehr schöne Lookouts standen noch an, wenn auch die Geschichte hinter dem was man sieht eher von Zerstörung der Natur berichtet, da es alles altes Minengebiet ist.

    Trotz der vielen Wolken, gab es viel zu sehen und vor allem am Campingplatz mit Ausblick auf den See, machten die Wolken das Gesamtbild noch interessanter.
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    Jan Auf Reisen

    aus dir wird noch ein Porträt Fotograf 💪🏻

    12/21/20Reply
    Jan Auf Reisen

    👌🏻

    12/21/20Reply
     
  • Day22

    Richtung Queenstown an die Westküste!

    April 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Heute morgen haben wir noch den letzten Walk im Mt Field Nationalpark gemacht. Also sind wir von dem Tall Trees Car Park zu den Lady Barron Falls und wieder zurück zu den Tall Trees gelaufen.
    Dann ging es Richtung Queenstown! Erstmal haben wir an den Nelson Falls halt gemacht.
    Kurz vor Queenstown sind wir dann noch zum „Iron blow lookout“, die Farben der Landschaft dort waren wirklich schön!
    Nur über die Straße gab es einen kurzen Walk zu den Horsetail Falls, wobei hier der Walk fast spektakulärer als die Wasserfälle selbst war.
    Abends ging es noch in Queenstown auf einen Caravanpark, welcher echt schnuckelig war. Heiße Duschen, eine richtige Küche, ein Fernsehraum mit Holzofen! Für 25$ waren wir gut versorgt heute Abend.

    (Der Footprint ist am Iron Blow Lookout gesetzt.)
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  • Day56

    Queenstown

    October 27, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Eine sanfte Stimme weckt uns auf, um uns eine ganz sonderbare Landschaft zu zeigen: die Kupferberge von Queenstown. Hier wurden von 1893 bis 1994 die Berge für die Gewinnung von Kupfer abgeholzt. Bei der Schmelze von Kupfer entstehen giftige Dämpfe und der Regen bringt sie auf die verbliebene Vegetation. Dadurch entstand eine schlimme, grauslig schöne Mondlandschaft. Noch immer wird Kupfer gefördert, heute durch eine indische Firma, die auch gleich ihre Minenarbeiter mitgebracht haben. Die Auswirkungen kann man im Örtchen Queenstown sehen. Es ist ziemlich heruntergekommen und ca. 3/4 der Einwohner haben den Ort verlassen. Für Kaffeestopp und tanken ist er aber noch gut genug. Und, man glaubt es kaum, es gibt einen Blumenladen. Ganz lieben Dank nochmal an Hilde für die 🌹!Read more

  • Day7

    Queenstown

    October 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Most of western Tasmania is green, Queenstown is orange / red. The winding decent into Queenstown has a moonscape appearance which is mostly bare and dusty hills where once rainforest was - the clearest testimony anywhere to the scarification of the west coast's environment by mining.
    The town retains a rough and ready pioneer feel.
    We unfortunately were a day too late to be entertained at the Paragon Picture Theatre with a Mae West special - disappointing !!!
    Not sure how many of our AFL players would be happy to play a game on the Queenstown footy oval with it bare surface .
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  • Day6

    Wilderness Railway

    November 17 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Today we drove The 99 Bends road again, but this time in the other direction and at great speed. It was very important we got to Queenstown 40 minutes before the ticket office opened.

    We rode the West Coast Wilderness Train over the mountains and through rainforest from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril, where some cold and wet idiots who had rafted down the river hopped on for the return trip. They looked very cold. We panned for gold on the way and Graham would have happily stayed all day.

    Interesting stories about the hardship people endured to build the tracks. Makes us look pretty soft.
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    Peter Jones

    I’m enjoying following this journey

     
  • Day9

    Coming to Strahan!

    July 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    Tasmania is so interesting and beautiful. Everywhere we looked was different, sometimes rainforest, or rocky, or farmland, or snowy mountains, or pretty rivers. We saw pipes from the hydroelectric industry making electricity out of flowing water! We saw the scarred land from logging... And big trucks carrying wood. At least they are good at planting and regenerating the forests.

    Our cabin in Strahan is huge and comfortable but unfortunately has no WiFi due to NBN transitions... Hopefully we will cope!
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  • Day39

    Queenstown

    March 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    The drive from Strahan to Queenstown was only about 50km but again along narrow winding roads up and down hills where we saw many groups of motor bikes who must love these curves and the narrow gorges which must accentuate the roar of their exhausts. What is truely amazing is the cyclists who you have to admire their stamina but the flip side is that they put themselves and other road users at risk as coming around a tight bend to discover a couple of slow moving cyclists can be a bit off putting.
    But we just love the scenery here the tall trees the steep drop offs from the side of the road (I’m not that sure Kay is as keen as me as she worries we are going to end up going over the edge).
    We arrived at Queenstown which again is a very old mining town on the slopes of Mount Owen and Mount Lyell. We had a couple bouts of light hail which seems very strange.
    They started out mining here for gold at Iron Blow but at some stage changed to copper.
    We parked the van at the local footie oval called The Gravel as that is what the pitch is made of, they must has special technique for playing as you definitely wouldn’t want to slide on this surface. This is at present a free camp but will soon be charging $5 per night.
    We went shopping and sightseeing, we saw the old gold mine at the iron blow look out, we saw the horsetail falls and the Spion hill which overlooks Queenstown and has a great view of the Gravel. Also we visited the miners siding which is a great structure in the middle of the town with lots of statues and carved metal plates which tell the story of Queenstown, we spent sometime in the museum gallery which had various rooms set out to display old photographs and memorabilia of Queenstown and the other west Tasmanian mining towns history. (We actually enjoyed our time here) Kay got to try on some strange hats I had a chat with a young mine worker and a bagpipe player.
    The road we travelled up to the horsetail falls was steep with very sharp turns that made it hard enough but all the time I was thinking that I have to do it again the next day with the caravan on the back, should be fun (hopefully).
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    mavis silvestro

    looking stunning Kay

    3/17/19Reply
    kayper

    Its beautiful here Mavis , and cool for me so I’m happy 😃 xx

    3/18/19Reply
     

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