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Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways - Trail Description

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Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways

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Type: Tramway trail
Location: Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart
Start/end: Zeehan to Spray Tunnel and Comstock
Status: Open
Length open: 6km
Surface: Compacted earth
Terrain: Hilly
Best seasons: Dry
Contact Region: Western Tasmania
Looking across the car park and picnic area from the southern tunnel entrance (Dec 2010)
Looking across the car park and picnic area from the southern tunnel entrance (Dec 2010)
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for following by car
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This trail follows four connected disused mining tramways, one with a tunnel.

Traffic management has changed on approach to this trail since the 2003 Tasmanian Rail Trail guide book was produced. After driving past the golf course from Zeehan, you can no longer drive straight through the tunnel. You must turn left and drive down what was previously a one way road to access the new parking area at the southern end of the tunnel and come back the same way.

A line of bollards now separates the gravel car park from the tunnel and a neatly grassed picnic ground surrounding a plaque describing the history of mining in that area. A timber walkway leads you from the picnic ground, through the tunnel to the road at the northern end.

Part way along the car park access road is a track which lets you continue to Comstock by 4WD or bicycle, or on foot.

 

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.

Links

West Coast Pioneers' Memorial Museum

May 2011

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Email or click here: tas@railtrails.org.au.

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