Starling Creek

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  • Day3

    Wilderness Railway - Queenstown (photos

    December 30, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Because we sprung for the more Expy carriage we were fed so well on our trip.

    Champagne on arrival. Chickpea patties with bestroot dip for nibbles, then a scone with blackberry jam. Pumpkin soup with cheese and garlic bread, then some vanilla ice cream for desert. We also had hot chocolates. Yummo.Read more

  • Day11

    Train, river and rainforest

    July 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    What a great day we had today on a historic train trip! There is a rack and pinion track through the forest, along the river, up and down hills. It was built over 100 years ago, all by hand, by people who camped in the rain for months, to carry things to and from a copper mine. It was a very hard life for the men and families trying to make a life back then in the wilderness.

    The river is a dead river, nothing lives in it because of the industrial waste from the mine. Locals and scientists are working to repair the river system now and we did see some birds which is good for the future.

    The train track has a cog structure in the middle so the train can grip and go up hills even if it's slow. It was also amazing to think about how the engineers and workers built the bridges as well as all the tracks through the rocks and forests.

    We thought Grandpa Geoff would have loved this train trip! It was a Christmas in July themed trip, with holly in the carriages and christmassy food.
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