Nestled in a valley between Mount Lyell and Mount Owen, Queenstown is the largest town on the West Coast.

Queenstown offers a variety of additional experiences to enhance your stay in the west. Walkers will enjoy short walks such as Horsetail Falls, the Confluence and Spion Kop Lookout, all found in and around the West Coast.

Those needing a break from the strenuous trails might enjoy a stroll through The Galley or West Coast Wilderness Museums. While our walks will get you looking at the world from above, our museums may bring you back to earth as you learn more about some of Queenstown’s rich mining heritage. Alternatively, check out one or two of our pubs and meet the locals; have a yarn and learn more about the region straight from the source.

You might also enjoy a recovery day with West Coast Wilderness Railway. Originally built through the unforgiving rainforest in the late 19th century, original locomotives continue to take visitors through the area today.

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The following properties are bike-friendly and ready to welcome mountain bikers:

Gold Rush Inn

A spacious and comfortable motel with great access to the Tramway trailhead in Queenstown. All rooms feature a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom and are clean and comfortable. Clean bikes allowed in rooms with secure lock-up facilities also provided. Room options cater for singles, couples and families with a variety of bedding options available.

Gold Rush Inn

Goldrush Inn

The Empire Hotel

Perfectly situated to enjoy the West Coast of Tasmania, opposite the Paragon Theatre with Queenstown Station and the West Coast Wilderness Railway on the other side. Stay and enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, dine in at the restaurant or enjoy room service or simply have a cold drink in the bar. Guests enjoy easy MTB shuttle access (just across the road) and also receive free WiFi and free on-street parking.

Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel at dusk

The Silver Hills Motel

Featuring 57 rooms, ample parking, a large restaurant and the best views in Queenstown, this is a great spot to unwind after a long day of riding. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, flat-screen TV, heating, and access to free Wi-Fi. The restaurant is a great place to relax with a drink sitting on chesterfield couches beside the historic open fire. The menu reflects a modern contemporary approach with great daily specials while the bar is well stocked with Tasmanian products, most notably our Gin collection and old classics.

Silver Hills drone shot

Silver Hills Motel

In addition to the above accommodation operators, the West Coast Wilderness Railway and Galley Museum is also bike-friendly and provides bike stands, free water bottle refills, a basic bike repair kit and a manual pump. Staff and volunteers at The Galley Museum are also pleased to provide information on the trails.

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