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There are lots of things to do in and around Queenstown and all around Tasmania’s west coast, so please allow some time for adventure. Queenstown is a great place to stay several days while you explore the region, with most major attractions accessible as day trips from here. So unpack once, then explore the west in comfort.

Penghana Bed and Breakfast in Queenstown is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania’s Western Wilderness, including Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Corinna and Derwent Bridge

From relaxing aboard a historic steam train or cruising the Gordon River to more active adventures like hiking some of the many local bushwalking tracks, mountain bike trails to white water rafting and canoeing or kayaking our wild rivers. There is also plenty of history to discover, and some wonderful storytellers to help you discover it.

Cradle Mountain is just a couple of hours away, as is the magnificent Lake St Claire. There are also plenty of less well-known – and less crowded – spots even closer that offer scenery and wilderness that is every bit as spectacular as those more famous beauty spots.

Our friends at the West Coast Wilderness Railway have put together this short video about things to do on Tasmania’s west coast, which might help inspire you to plan a holiday with us.

Some of our favourite local adventures

West Coast
Wilderness Railway

A ride aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must-do when you visit Tasmania’s West Coast

The Wall in the

The Wall in the Wilderness has been created from Tasmanian Huon Pine by sculptor Greg Duncan

World Heritage

Explore the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area along the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour with World Heritage Cruises


Raft the wild Franklin River under the expert guidance of Water by Nature


Let a local guide from Roam Wild Tasmania uncover the history and amazing stories of the West Coast as they show you some of it’s secret places


Experience first hand the power of the West Coast’s wild rivers with King River Rafting


Queenstown is rapidly developing a reputation as a destination for serious mountain biking. There are a number of trails, many rated for ‘experienced riders’ only, and you’ll need to stay a few days to experience them all.

While we at Penghana are not ourselves mountain bikers, we understand the needs of those who do, so we provide secure storage and maintenance facilities at Penghana to keep your bikes safe and sound.

Read all about the West Coast’s mountain bike trails by clicking the link below.