Queenstown | West Coast | Tasmania

Queenstown was once the world’s richest mining town and remains the largest settlement on Tasmania’s West Coast. Surrounded by hills and mountains, Queenstown is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the West Coast.


Visit the West Coast Tas website to find out everything you could need to know about visiting and exploring the West Coast. With detailed information about all the things to do, see and experience. With loads of helpful maps and itineraries for the hiker, mountain biker and explorer.

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Queenstown Tasmania is home to mountain bike trails like no other. With multiple trails to choose from, ranging from easy to extremely difficult, The Empire Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself whilst checking out what’s on offer.

A few things you need to know, many of the tracks are not accessible by private vehicle, you will need to organise a shuttle bus. These tracks are MTB only, sorry no hiking.

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Take The Train

Located directly opposite The Empire Hotel is the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Step back in history and take a breathtaking train journey deep into the heritage of the Tasmanian wilderness and hear tales of resilience and triumph over rugged terrain, hardship and adversity.

West Coast Wilderness Railway

Take A Walk

Spion Kop

The walk is 300m (return) , taking approximately 15 minutes (but allow longer so you take in the views),  and is not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Galley Museum

Take a walk through this two storey museum, with over 30 rooms dedicated to the History of the West Coast.

The Galley Museum