Mt Owen MTB

  • Ride the epic Mt Owen trails. Click here for more info and shuttle bookings.

Mt Owen MTB Epic

RoamWild Tasmania Adventures

  • Go deep into the mysterious World Heritage Area Wilderness with serious 4x4.

  • Take an exhilarating 4x4 trip onto Mt Owen for the best view imaginable and catch an epic sunset.

  • 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 world class Mountain Biking Trails.

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NO DAMS The blockade

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.

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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.

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Lake Margaret powerhouse.

The Paragon Theatre

  • Enjoy a self paced tour of this still functioning Art Deco wonder. Tours and screenings operate daily.

  • After an exhilarating day of adventure, relax at The Paragon Theatre bar and take in the Paragon's own featurette 'Forever Wild'

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