West Coast Wilderness Railway – Tasmania

It may be hard to believe but there is a very strong connection between a railway in the remote North West of Tasmania and a late 19th-century Swiss engineer. The West Coast Wilderness Railway runs between Strahan and Queenstown. Originally built to transport copper from the Lyell and Co mine to the coast, it fell … Continue reading West Coast Wilderness Railway – Tasmania

Cruising the Gordon River Tasmania

Tree huggers win The Gordon and Franklin Rivers have close to mythical status in Australia. They symbolise the start of the political party “the Greens” and intervention by our Federal Parliament into what had previously been considered State business.  Back in the 1980’s the Tasmanian Government planned to dam the Franklin River for the purposes … Continue reading Cruising the Gordon River Tasmania