Iron Blow Lookout

Iron Blow Lookout, Gormanston: Address, Iron Blow Lookout Reviews: 4.5/5

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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,663 contributions
Apr. 2022
Interesting stop to view a piece of local mining history, the signs telling the story of Iron Blow. The lookout is perched on the edge and affords great views of the pit under and beyond to the mountains. An adjacent plaque commemorates the Lyell District Centenary in and gives a brief history of the Mount Lyell Mine and discovery of the Iron Blow. The plaque was dedicated in 1983.
Written 22 May 2022
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Elaine
13 contributions
Apr. 2022
Informative info boards and great views - definitely worth stopping to see and read about the history of the mines.
Written 1 April 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia707 contributions
Jan. 2022
Disused open-cut mine slowly filling with water. The lookout highlights the devastation caused by timber felling and mining in the area. Info boards give you some background on the history of the mine. Worth making the stop. Directly across the highway from Horsetails Falls.
Written 15 February 2022
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia2,015 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Interesting bit of history. Part of the old mining areas, pretty cool to see it filled up and the colour of the water from the chemical makeup of the rocks. Makes for a good photo.
Written 21 January 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia987 contributions
Jan. 2022
This iron blow is a viewing platform over a now abandoned open cut mine in Queenstown. There are numerous information boards that explain its existence as well as the boom and bust story of mining in Queenstown. A metal viewing platform allows you to get over the top of this and get some stunning views.

Look - its free to visit and is barely 1km from the main highway that people take when travelling to Strahan from Hobart so its worth stopping here so a quick look, picture and to stretch the legs on a otherwise long drive. Would barely add 20 minutes the the trip.
Written 7 January 2022
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia857 contributions
Nov. 2021
Great for a quick pit stop. Horsetail falls are over the road. There are signs to explain all about the original mine etc.
Written 2 December 2021
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Nett7
Gladstone, Australia38 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is a truly amazing place to visit just out of Queenstown. I was grateful for the tip as I had not even heard of it. It is one of the highlights of our Tassie trip. Absolutely awesome!
Written 1 October 2021
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,370 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
This lookout was definitely worth a stop! Just out of Queenstown is the turn off for this place and across the road is the Horsetail falls. There is a short walkway overlooking scenic views
Written 26 August 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
Mar. 2021
A Cantalever platform takes you over-the-edge to view this mining pit filled with water.

An easy divert off the main road to a small carpark accessing this attraction.
Written 17 July 2021
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Elizabeth B
Gerringong, Australia100 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Originally an open cut mine..now just an amazing hole full of azure blue water. Incredible drive up to it and a jaw dropping skywalk jutting out for a breathtaking view!
It was cold, wet and windy the day we were there..would be great in better weather.
Written 15 June 2021
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