Lost Mines-Ancient Pines

Stand among prehistoric forests where remarkably, Huon and King Billy pines grow close together with many being over a thousand years old!

Inhale the scents of Sassafras and Leatherwood in these unique to Western Tasmania thanmic forests.

During the 1890's the Copper mining boom ranged from alluvial to underground ore stoping.

Safely access pioneer mines, try your hand at rock chip ore sampling.​​

After samples are sorted and bottled for you to keep enjoy an authentic underground miners crib break.

  • Departs 9.30am from our home base, Queenstown's Grand talkie era Theatre - The Paragon.

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

  • View 1880's mine site relics among the mysterious beauty of Gondwana forest.

  • Explore the Jukes Pty underground mine.

  • Mine your own glittering ore samples. You find it-You keep it!

  • 3Hrs, Moderate physical requirement, several bush steps.

  • Adult $85, Child (17 years & under) $55

Explore forgotten Copper_Gold _Silver mine.
Alluvial Gold in Tasmania's Western Wilds
Underground ore Rockchip sampling
Ancient Huon Pine known as BHP in Tasmania's Western Wilderness