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.

West Coast Tas

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