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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Queenstown February 23rd 2010

Day 303 - Queenstown After an amazing amount of rain throughout the night, we wake up to a very dim, grey, misty looking morning. If the locals are right then it’s going to stay like this for the rest of the day but if they’re wrong, well who knows when the sun will return but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s by early afternoon at the latest! We’re booked onto a Gordon River cruise later today, despite us not doing many tours this is just one of those little treats we’ve been told we really shouldn’t miss. Plus of course it’s not somewhere we can access under our own steam, it involves a boat! That gave us a free morning, time enough to uncover more of Queenstown’s personality. The obvious place for us to start ... read more
The Western Wilderness train leaving Queenstown
Old style buildings
Queenstown Central Newsagency

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Queenstown February 22nd 2010

Day 302 - Hobart to Queenstown It was our last chance of a shower in the fancy water tanks this morning before getting back on the road and heading for another new destination. There’s a 90% chance of rain in Queenstown today which is where we’ve booked our caravan pitch for tonight. It’s been difficult to figure out any free camping for this section of the trip as the sites aren’t very well placed for the things we want to do. We were right on time with everything going to plan when we hit the highway just gone 8.30am, but what’s all this traffic ahead of us?! Had we forgotten that for most it was the start of the weekly rush hour into Hobart? It looked like it but we kept on moving, albeit slowly and ... read more
And we thought there was only one Gretna Green
Darryl's new love
Hydro station

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Queenstown January 22nd 2009

Today we woke up to rain - yey! We took the tent down and drove to Strahan. Whilst i was getting ready, using the free showers again, Chris went and got some coffee’s and we had breakfast in the car! As the rain didn’t stop we left for Queenstown, 45 mins up the road. The roads around this area as very windy, in most places you can’t go faster than 35/40 km/h. It was a shame about the weather as you couldn’t see the scenery around, you could hardly see more than ½ mile in front of you. Queenstown in a mining town, the copper mines are still running. We were hoping to do the underground mine tour but found out it was $88 each, bit pricey! This is also where the picturesque train journey ends ... read more




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