Queenstown Travel Guide

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Queenstown Things to Do

  • West Coast Wilderness Railway (WCWR) -...

    Continued from West Coast Wilderness Railway (WCWR) - part 1We got under way and we could see the scenery changing and reminiscent of the PBR line with the magnificent tree-ferns. We had also entered the fabled rack-rail section of the line and we could hear the little engine chugging up hill, ‘I think I can, I know I can,’ it seemed to be singing...

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  • Gravel Football Oval

    In the Unusual local attraction part 1 tip I did give a few thoughts on Australian Rules Football (always just called footy). The social life in towns like Queenstown revolves around the footy. At the weekends mums and dads will take their boys – and usually only the boys – to the local footy club for a game. As the kids grow into teenagers sadly...

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  • West Coast Wilderness Railway (WCWR) -...

    I should say right at the outset that I am a confirmed railway nut and there is no known cure. The West Coast Wilderness Railway (WCWR) was the primary reason for our visit to Queenstown as I’m a volunteer on the famous Puffing Billy Railway (PBR) in Melbourne (see my Belgrave pages for details). A bit of history that links both the WCWR and...

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  • Unusual local attraction - part 2

    I was sent to ‘Daughters House’ by the kind owner of the ‘Unusual local attraction part 1’ tip as I did let it slip that I follow Collingwood. I did not tell him for fear of my life in ‘his territory’ and in hearing range of all his gnomes that as a ‘maggies man’ (maggie is short for magpies, which is the emblem of the Collingwood Football Club)...

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  • Unusual local attraction - part 1

    For those outside southern Australia to appreciate this tip you need to understand the real passion centered on the game of Australian Rules Football. Fights are fought, abuse is hurled etc and that’s off the footy oval and I’m sure imagination will run riot at the thought of what happens on the ground when 2 competing teams of 18 young, fit, ready...

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  • Lake Burbury

    We went to Lake Burbury on the way to Hobart. There is an amazing view from the lookout of the surrounding mountains and of the lake.

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  • enjoy the grand dining room

    I could not help but notice the Empire Hotel when we arrived at the West Coast Wilderness Railway – after all the hotel is directly opposite the impressive station building and we decided to check it out for our dinner – glad we did.The hotel was built in the real hay day of the Queenstown mining boom in 1901 and is one of those gracious old hotels...

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  • Queenstown Cafe Culture!

    This is something which hasn't taken off yet. In 1992 sitting in a BP roadhouse cafe with 1950s chrome chairs and red laminex tables I contimplated that here would be the starting point to Queenstown's coffee house revolution. It didn't happen...this humble relic of a place soon closed down, but now the prospect of the Queenstown Gay and Lesbian...

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