Queenstown has a population of 1,975 people. Lonely Planet describe this as a place where “kids with hoodies and crooked teeth look menacing on rusty BMX bikes – and then the weather closes in and you feel you’re in a slasher movie”. It's definitely worth a look if your feeling a bit adventures head to one of the local pubs. Cheap accommodation if your brave enough to stay the night. It’s not that bad, actually, but it is an isolated mining town – the destructive strip mining on the hills above are ugly and yet beautiful at the same time. One of the most famous part of Queenstown is there gravel Australian Football field (AFL). If you are lucky enough to see a game there its surely going to be a blood bath. The Tasmanian government has put money into a tourist attraction the West Coast Wilderness Railway that leaves from Queenstown.
If you're looking for a relaying day with a bit of early Tasmanian history jump on board the West Coast Wilderness Railway. A half-day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.
It is truly a magical journey through a unique part of Tasmania.
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