The Confluence Queenstown
The Confluence Queenstown is a short walk to the point where the polluted orange waters of the Queen River meet the dark waters of the King.
The track is approx 15 mins through rainforest – mostly myrtle, but also leatherwood and when you get to the waters edge you’ll also find the rare Huon Pine.
The orange colour of the Queen River is a toxic legacy of mining in Queenstown. The river is in fact biologically dead but hope remains that the environment will repair itself – even if it may take 150 years.
For the present however it is a very nice short walk, complete with a cosy picnic area by the water.
I also took the drone for a quick spin, and shot a few aerials. The shots below are of the surrounding area.
Queenstown is approx 4 hours from Hobart and a great place to explore in its own right or combined with a visit to Strahan. You can do the Wilderness Railway between Queenstown and Strahan, and also the World Heritage cruise in Strahan too.