RoamWild Tasmania operates adventure tourism from The Paragon Theatre, Queenstown.
The 'Lost Mines-Ancient Pines' experience specialises in Tasmanian special timbers, 1880's Gold mines and early 1890's underground copper/gold/silver mines. All amongst world heritage wilderness with advanced age Huon Pines, King Billy pines and other Tasmanian species. Pan alluvial gold (guaranteed) and gemstones. Rockchip Chalcopyrite and Malachite samples. Enjoy an authentic miners crib break in the Proprietary mines.
The 'Lake Margaret Hydro Power' tour visits the 1914 Lake Margaret power scheme. Enter the powerhouse, see the original machinery, the wooden pipelines delivering water to turbines and the village still standing. Enjoy the video presentation with morning/afternoon tea in the village hall.
'Mountain Heights', 4x4 onto the Western range high above the wilderness landscape and enjoy incredible views and photographic opportunities that must be experienced to believe. Marvel at massive pink conglomerate rocks and enjoy awesome vistas. Extend the mountain adventure with a night rainforest experience of 'Wildlife Nights' spotting local wildlife and hearing stories of the Pines & Miners of the past. Enjoy supper time snacks and hot beverages among the prehistoric wilderness.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Lost Mines - Ancient Pines Tour
- Lake Margaret Hydro Power Tour
- Mountain Heights
From 1881 Pioneering Miners and Piners along Macquarie harbour forged their way into the wilderness seeking gold. Not just gold in the streams and rock but also the golden timber of Huon Pine, King Billy, Sassafras and all the Tasmanian special timbers species growing in the most ancient forests. See the places and hear the stories with a passionate local as your guide. Interact with real piners at Tasmania's largest Huon pine mill and select your own special timber souvenir. Try gold and gemstone panning/fossicking and mine ore in a real underground mine. Be treated to a miners crib break at #1 stope.
Enjoy the space at the Paragon Theatre with some other local points of interest before one of RoamWild Tasmania's guides take you to visit the 1914 commissioned hydro power station and still standing village. Tour the village and enjoy an interpretive visit to the village hall. Take in the video presentation of the wonderful lifestyle people enjoyed here while your guide prepares a morning or afternoon refreshment. Enter the still authentically working power station and touch the wooden pipelines that still deliver water to the turbines. Call into the mine site to view the receiving station (The Sub), the original railway sheds and workshops of the Mt Lyell ABT railway with other points of interest on the return journey. Note: The Lake Margaret hydropower scheme is in full operation, is a working industrial site and is one of Hydro Tasmania's generating assets.
This 4x4 vehicle tour visits the Western range high above the wilderness landscape. Incredible views and photographic opportunities that must be experienced to believe. Marvel at massive pink conglomerate rocks and enjoy awesome vistas. 1.5 hours in duration if you just want to get right to the views. An outdoor dining experience is available followed by a wildlife spotting adventure to make a most memorable afternoon/evening adventure.
- Four Wheel Driving