Tasmania – Our Roadtrip From Adelaide (Part 3) – Strahan to Maydena

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 West Coast Wilderness Railway

 

 

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  West Coast Wilderness Railway

 

 

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  West Coast Wilderness Railway

 

 

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 King River
Taken onboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway

 

 

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  Ferns
West Coast Wilderness Railway

 

 

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 Hell’s Gate, Macquarie Harbour
With three times the volume of Sydney Harbour with a tiny opening out to sea, the currents are exceptionally strong here.

 

 

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 Isolated windswept beach at Hell’s Gate

 

 

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 Strahan

 

 

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  View from hotel at Strahan

 

 

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 At the bar in Strahan Village Hotel overlooking Macquarie Harbour

 

 

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 Evening sets in over Macquarie Harbour

 

 

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 Evening in Strahan

 

 

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 Queenstown
Queenstown is a mining town at the other end of the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Much of Queenstown looks dilapidated or abandoned.

 

 

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Zebra-painted car outside post office in Queenstown

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Inside of an old hotel in Queenstown

 

 

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 Fang posing next to portrait of QE2

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Queenstown

 

 

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 Terminus of West Coast Wilderness Railway
Queenstown

 

 

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 House in bad need of repair
Queenstown

 

 

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 Taken from the top of a hill, the railway looks almost like a model

 

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Dec 20th (Day 8)
From Strahan to Miena (overnight at Great Lake Hotel)

 

 

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 Close-up of vegetation at Lake St Clair
This photograph is deceptive. They look like actual trees.

 

 

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 Walking around Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Fang at Lake St Clair

 

 

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 Desolate Central Plateau around the Great Lake

 

 

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 Great Lake

 

 

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 Me at Liffey Falls

 

 

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 Liffey Falls

 

 

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 Forest north of Great Lake

 

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Dec 21st (Day 9)
From Miena to Maydena (2 nights at The Giant’s Steps)

 

 

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 On the way from Miena to Bothwell

 

 

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 St Luke’s Cemetery, Bothwell
Home to the rare and elusive daisy Leptorhynchos elongatus (Lanky Buttons)

 

 

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 Flora at St Luke’s Cemetery, Bothwell

 

 

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 Flora at St Luke’s Cemetery, Bothwell

 

 

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 House near Bothwell

 

 

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 On the way from Bothwell to Hamilton

 

 

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 Dry lonely landscape on the way to Hamilton

 

 

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 Morning tea and scones at Hamilton

 

 

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 Sundial at the gardens at the cafe in Hamilton

 

 

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 Garden cafe in Hamilton

 

 

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 There’s always a gnome somewhere

 

 

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 Cemetery near Maydena

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