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Magnet Tarkine Tours

Waratah, Tasmania 7321, Australia
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Great experience

My partner and I had no idea what to expect on this tour. We were pleasantly surprised what we were... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Vicki S
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Launceston, Australia
Sh#t hot

We were lucky enough to take a tour with Paul. He picked us up in town and we were driven to the... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
DaBiZiLaowai
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Tasmania, Australia
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See Tasmania's "Off The Map" Beauty, all while sitting back and enjoying the ride in a plush new Kawasaki Teryx 4 Seater, with individual seats, drink holders, Wi-Fi, phone chargers & more. On our way to the old township of Magnet we will pass through a quarry, stopping along the way for photo opportunities and a chance to take in Tasmanias unique flora and fauna.
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Waratah, Tasmania 7321, Australia
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

My partner and I had no idea what to expect on this tour. We were pleasantly surprised what we were shown and the knowledge Paul has of the area. Crazy to think there was a town of about 600 people once living at Magnet. When...More

Thank Vicki S
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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks Vicki, it was a fun day out. Hope to see you down that way again sometime :-) Cheers, Paul

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to take a tour with Paul. He picked us up in town and we were driven to the starting point around 15 km out of town. The vehicle was a green mean Kawasaki. Paul took the 3 of us, my wife...More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

It was a great day! So pleased to hear you you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Paul

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful morning with Paul and Linda who could not have been better hosts. This exceptional tour brings the history of the Magnet Mine to life and provides a real insight into life on the West Coast more than a hundred years ago....More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thanks for your review! It was a fantastic day, and Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Hope to see you again some time. Cheers, Paul & Linda

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

My daughter and I decided to do something completely new and different on the school holidays and this tour ticked all our boxes! The fun started straight away with an exhilarating ride in. Then when we arrived at our destination Paul's wonderful knowledge of the...More

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Paul L, Manager at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thanks for your review! It was a great day and pleased to know you enjoyed it! Cheers, Paul

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Great 2 hour trip with Paul, grandson of a Magnet miner. Beautiful rainforest, a quarry, crystal clear rivers and tracks lead you to some historical sites of a mining town abandoned. Old structures, roads and walls make for a fascinating look at what was and...More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thanks Lyn! It was a pleasure to take you around for the day. Hope you take some great memories, and awesome pics back to New Zealand with you! Cheers, Paul

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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Paul is a great host!! Lots of fun exploring the old mining town of Magnet. So much history, very informative and the best part is cruising around in a comfy buggy exploring the beauty of the Tarkine. A must for your "To Do Tassie List"...More

Thank Vicki R
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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2017

Thanks Vicki! It was a pleasure to spend the morning doing a tour with you! Cheers and many thanks, Paul

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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

What a sensational trip! Paul not only knew about the history of the area but was also well able to cater for myself and two sons. We had a great time!

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Thanks AJ! it was a top day out. Great to see kids out having fin!

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

I had been to the old township of Magnet previously and it held some sort of fascination for me, my wife and I took Paul's tour recently and had a truly entertaining and informative experience, Paul's knowledge of the area and it's history is truly...More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thanks Straw; was a great day out. A real pleasure!

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is a must do trip with Paul,very passionate guide with a super comfortable buggy what an absorbing way to see the history of this amazing area, we crossed water crossings walked and chatted through the ruins and the beautiful bush listening to Paul reliving...More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thanks Ian. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the trip! Looking to expand our tracks out a little further soon, so we can show off even more or what Tasmania has to offer. Cheers, Paul

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a week away in Tasmania to do some exploring, and this was definately the highlight of our week!! Taken out in the "green machine" and by foot to explore the relics of Magnet township and mine was like stepping into...More

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Paul L, Owner at Magnet Tarkine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thanks Suzanna! Was a heap of fun taking you around. Call again next time you're in Tassie, and we'll show you even more! Cheers, Paul

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