Extraordinary Adventures

                           Signature Tour

Great things to do in Queenstown Tasmania.

Experience the highlights from two of our most popular adventures.

'Lost Mines + Lake Margaret Hydropower'

From 1881 intrepid pioneering 'Piners and Miners' forged their way from Macquarie Harbour into the Western Wilderness exploring river systems rich with Huon Pine and alluvial Gold.

Come along with us for a show and tell wonder of relics from pioneering efforts that led to the discovery and rise of the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Company, the feud of the Irishmen and the demise of James Crotty's extravagant North Mt Lyell Company.

  • Departs 9am or 1.30pm from Queenstown's Grand talkie era Theatre - The Paragon.

  • Tour through South Queenstown, the first settlement of Lynchford and travel further south into the western wilds.

  • Fossick and chip sample ore and mineral samples in the Jukes Proprietary mines.

Lake Margaret experiences even more days of rain than Queenstown!

The Mt Lyell Mining & Railway company built this 1912–1914 commissioned Hydropower scheme and village  where families lived, worked and thrived.

Now operated and beautifully maintained by Hydro Tasmania since 1995.

  • Travel to the Lake Margaret village, stroll around the abandoned houses and enjoy the audio/visual presentation in the village hall with a cup of your favourite and a snack.

  • View the weir and 60 inch woodstave pipe.

  • Walk into the still proudly roaring 1914 powerhouse to see, hear and feel the horizontal axis high pressure Pelton wheel turbines driving open alternators.

  • Check out the remains of the Mt Lyell Smelter works, the original railway works, the residual mining effluent polluting the Queen River and some other points of interest on the return journey to Queenstown.

  • 3.5 Hrs, regular comfort stops, low physical requirement.

 

**Persons with pacemaker or defibrillation devices cannot enter the powerhouse**

 
Choose your Adventure(s)
Contact us - personalise.
 

Mountain Heights

  • Select low range 4x4 for exciting adventures onto Mt Owen for the grandest of views.

  • Pause on the mountain for an unforgettable sunset vista and extend the adventure into the nocturnal prehistoric forests. Opt for either or both.

Wildlife Nights

  • See wildlife emerge from the ancient Western Tasmanian forests from our specially equipped 4x4's.

  • Enjoy a hot bevvy among the forests and hear stories of past Piners & Miners before finding a pleasant wildlife surprise that always presents.

NO DAMS:The Blockade!

4x4 adventure into the heart of Tasmania's wilderness...

The Franklin/Gordon Wild Rivers World Heritage Area.

During the early 1980's people with passion defiantly stood in protest to save one of the worlds purest wilderness areas from development. With our licensed access to what is one of the worlds most highly regarded World Heritage Areas you can quickly realise why environmental conservation staunchly opposed development here and formed the Tasmanian Greens political party.

RoamWild Tasmania, Tasmania's Parks & Wildlife Service, the Wilderness Society and many others uphold these values today.

 

  • 4x4 deep into the Wild Rivers World Heritage Area.

  • Take time to reflect at a significant site where protesters painted the now famous 'NO DAMS' logo.

  • An exclusive adventure. All vehicular. No physical demands.

  • 4Hrs. (Comfort break available mid tour.)

  • Private direct bookings...Phone or Email only.

**This is a very remote 'Leave No Trace' activity in one of the worlds purest environments. RoamWild Tasmania provides all equipment and carries Satellite communications**

Mt McCall-Franklin River
Frenchman Cap, Morning mist.
 

4x4 Mine Seeker

  • Fossick over sites abandoned by alluvial Gold miners among the prehistoric forests.

  • 4x4 into the local mountains to underground Copper/Gold/Silver mines that were developed from the 1890's Copper boom. Some are still worked and fossicked today.

  • 3.5Hrs, includes morning or afternoon tea.

  • Mild mobility requirement. All equipment supplied.

  • If you find it....You keep it!

Serious 4x4 to abandoned minesites
Gold
Family adventure exploring abandoned mines in Tasmania's wilderness
 

Passengers & Transport

 

Charters, Transfers and Shuttles.​

Walks, MTB lifts, Rafting expeditions

  • Strahan-Queenstown to or from anywhere.

  • Airport transfers to and from the Western Wilds.

  • Franklin River via Mt McCall.

  • Cradle Mountain-Lake StClair.

  • Mt Owen Walk and MTB lifts-shuttles.

  • Parks & walking track shuttles.

  • Rafting expeditions support.

Always at the ready to provide passenger and equipment transport needs.

Call us 0407 049 612, we are ideally positioned to ensure the safest most reliable and prompt service with the best rates.

 

CONTACT

Please fill out the form below and we will return your message as soon as possible.

Address: The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara Street Queenstown TAS 7467 Australia

Phone: 0407 049 612

Email: info@roamwild.com.au

RoamWild Tasmania 0407 049 612

The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara street 7467, Australia

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