Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Queenstown and old mining town

Queenstown was quite interesting and like a town from the early 1900s  Main product was Gold, Copper and Silver. One of the streams running thru the town actually flows a dirty brown and pebble stones have been permanently stained from years of factory work The is a tourist train from Queenstown to Strahan that boasts of being the steepest locomotive mountain climber in Australia,it looks very quaint and probably great to ride BUT the 4hr return fee of $129 per person was just a wee bit too much Parts of the town are very run down with tumble down what can only described as shacks and are still inhabited,some of which are painted in AFL colours i.e Collingwood and one house in particular has 100s of Garden Gnomes on display !! .The cold winters here are obvious by the huge amount of firewood stacked outside each house. There is a unique AFL football ground here that is entirely covered by gravel !!! Falls from hard tackles would most certainly HURT ! The town is nestled between mountains and we took the mountain climb/pass out of town and WOW !what an experience and at times a bit scarey !! The Empire Hotel has a world heritage listed wooden staircase made in England (wood supplied by Tasmania) The meal was quite good and they serve a great pint of BOAGs beer on draught !!


January 9, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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