Queenstown attractions

Viewpoint in Queenstown

Iron Blow Lookout

On top of Gormanston Hill on the Lyell Hwy, just before the final descent along hairpin bends into Queenstown, is a sealed side road leading to an utterly spectacular lookout over the geological wound of Iron Blow. …
Gallery in Queenstown

Q Bank Gallery

Run by a group of friends who fell in love with the town and its handsome but faded bank building, this gallery is home to the Queenstown Artists in Residence Initiative (QuARI), which hosts visiting visual artists …
Museum in Queenstown

Eric Thomas Galley Museum

This museum started life as the Imperial Hotel in 1897 and now houses an extensive and idiosyncratically captioned photographic collection documenting the people and places of Tasmania’s west coast. These include an…
Viewpoint in Queenstown

Spion Kop Lookout

The panoramic views of town from this lookout, which was named by soldiers after a battle in the Boer War, are excellent. Try to arrive at sunset, when the bare hills are flaming orange. To get here, follow Hunter S…
Theatre in Queenstown

Paragon Theatre

This 1930s behemoth is the town's major landmark and in its heyday it was the epicentre of a thriving social scene. Lovingly restored to a semblance of its original grandeur by a local doctor and cinephile, it is no…
Gallery in Queenstown

LARQ Studio

Well-known printmaker and painter Raymond Arnold and his artist partner Helena Demczuk are two of a small community of visual artists living and working in the Queenstown area. Their studio, known as Landscape Art R…
Cemetery in Queenstown

Pioneer Cemetery

Queenstown's story is told in this intriguing cemetery with more than 500 graves and some fascinating inscriptions on the crumbling headstones.