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Queenstown

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13 travelers at this place:

  • 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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  • Day39

    Queenstown

    March 12 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 side is that they put theirselves 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 an very old mining town on the slopes of Mount Owen and Mount Lyell. And we had a couple bouts of light hail 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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Queenstown, UEE, Квинстаун

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