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Discovering the west coast wilderness of Tasmania - SELIMS RAASTA
We spent our last two days in Tasmania driving from Hobart to Queenstown, spending one night in Queenstown and finishing our epic Tasmania road trip with a visit to Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clairs National Park. The west coast of Tasmania is so different from the east coast! The drive here is really interesting as you leave the dry agriculture land of the midlands and enter lush rainforests and mountains – as you drive through this region to the west coast, you can really see why this is known as the gateway to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. We spent one night in Queenstown which is one of the main towns in the west coast and is famous for its rich mining history. Gold and copper was discovered here in the 1880s and driving into the town, after going through lush forests, really hits you as suddenly you come across bare hills and blown up mountain sides. To really get a sense of the mining heritage of this place, you must the Gallery Museum. Shahaar and I did this in the morning and came out all the wiser from everything we saw, enjoyed and learnt at the museum. Gallery ...