Great things to do here.

4x4 Adventures with RoamWild Tasmania.

  • Go deep into the mysterious World Heritage Area Wilderness.

  • Get Epic views and jaw dropping sunsets on Mt Owen.

  • Experience serious 4x4 seeking Lost Mines and mineral riches.​

  • Travel to Australia's oldest operating Hydroelectric power scheme. The roaring Lake Margaret powerhouse and disused village.

  • Get a 4x4 shuttle onto Mt Owen to access the plateau walk, high cave, Berrys Tarn or world class Mountain Biking trails.

King River Rafting.​

  • Raft & Steam...An exciting half day rafting with a return journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

  • Take a full day and raft all of the mighty King River.

  • Gorge Explorer, Enjoy a serene paddle upstream on the tranquil upper King.

West Coast Wilderness railway.​

  • If you are looking for something a little less active but every bit as exciting, ride the Wilderness Railway with original ABT Steam loco's and spend the afternoon at the Lake Margaret Hydropower site. Ask for Steam & Hydro.

 

The Paragon Theatre.

  • After an exhilarating day of adventure, relax at The Paragon Theatre, enjoy the restaurant while watching the Paragon's own featurette 'Forever Wild'.

  • Stay on and enjoy a classic movie in Art Deco movie theatre ambience.

Climb Mt Owen

Climbing Mt Owen is one of the greatest day walks anywhere. Here is a quick guide on how to safely have the most memorable time.

  • 1. Get Here. The first step is easy. Make your way to Queenstown by driving yourself (see our driving tips on this site), minibus charter or an exclusive VIP service [click here to learn more].  If flying is more your style, fly into Strahan or Queenstown and the shuttle service can meet you at either airport. [click here to learn more]

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  • 2. Eat & Sleep. Queenstown has many accommodation and dining options. Find the best ones on this site. Check out The Paragon theatre Cinema/Restaurant for some after dinner entertainment.

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  •  3. Begin your ascent. There's two ways to approach this. You can set off from the well signposted 'Horsetail falls walk' at Karlson's Gap. When you get to the end of the 600m boardwalk continue on and follow the track, follow the poles and chains all the way to the plateau. Or - you can get the 4x4 shuttle from The Paragon to the Mt Owen spur 850m up leaving you the last 300m to climb.

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Mt Owen 4x4 shuttle
  • 4. Now that your up there. Be sure to check out the high cave just under the plateau. There is a chute at the rear that leads to the top. Once your on the plateau, look to the west for 'Don't knock the rock', one of the many interesting conglomerate rock formations. As you stroll along the plateau you will see Berry's Tarn to the east just below you. At the Southern end of the plateau walk you will come to the summit trig' point.

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Berrys Tarn on Mt Owen
  • 5. Timing is everything. Make a glorious descent bathed in the golden sunset that often sets over the Southern Ocean and catch the shuttle pick up at the 850m Owen spur.

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Mt Owen shuttle sunset