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Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways

Tasmania - West Coast

4 based on 1 reviews
Location: Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart
Length: 6 km
Surface: Compacted earth
Start / End: Zeehan to Spray Tunnel and Comstock
Public Transport: None
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

DETAILS

Why visit the Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways?

This trail follows four connected disused mining tramways, one with a tunnel.  

Trail Guide

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.

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One review of “Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways”

Walked part of this trail around the Spray Tunnel in December 2019, starting at the tunnel carpark. The tunnel is lovely – you can find glow worms if you are quiet (might need to be close to dusk as we were). There is also some interesting mining heritage in the vicinity of the carpark. However, starting where we did we found it difficult to follow the rail trail, as there are multiple tracks and historic mining areas in the vicinity. Suggest starting at the West Coast MTB – Oonah Hill mountain bike trail sign you will see on the way in and following the markers from there. There are lots of MTB trails in this area if you want to do more.

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