Iron Blow Lookout

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

Iron Blow Lookout
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Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers • Mines
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia619 contributions
Combine with Horsetail Falls
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 December 2, 2021
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Nett7
Gladstone, Australia38 contributions
One of my favourite places!
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 October 1, 2021
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,335 contributions
Don’t drive past this!
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 August 26, 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
View !
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 July 17, 2021
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Elizabeth B
Gerringong, Australia100 contributions
Fascinating relic from an open cut mine!
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 June 15, 2021
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Norm the Nomad
Australia658 contributions
Fabulous - Highly recommended
May 2021
Off to the “Iron Blow” lookout - which was amazing. A huge, abandoned open cut mine which has now become an attraction. Hiked to Horsetails Falls. Both spots were stark, windy, moon-like landscapes. So windy .....
Written June 6, 2021
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia174 contributions
Natural wonder
Apr 2021
The day we visited this lookout it was blowing a gale and raining but it was still a beautiful lookout. Great history surrounds this mine and the water was amazingly blue. If you are scared of heights then beware that the walkway goes out over the mine so don't look down.
Written May 25, 2021
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Karla J
14 contributions
So picturesque it almost looks fake.
Apr 2021
Well worth a visit, the water is so blue and picturesque it almost looks fake. Just down the road is the Linda Cafe which is also well worth a visit for amazing food and service.
Written April 30, 2021
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Mark D
Melbourne, Australia681 contributions
Luna view
Apr 2021 • Couples
Worth a stop on the way to Queenstown looks like the surface of the moon bare barren landscape all around. Slowly returning back to nature with vegetation starting to grow back interesting story of the mining industry.
Written April 25, 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,850 contributions
Impressive Hole-Once A Copper Mine
Jan 2021
It was misty and raining and miserably cold in mid-summer but the hole that was "Iron Blow" was impressive and the lookout provided a good view in the mist. Sadly the scenery around was not viewable. The mine dated back to 1884 and was identified as a gold mine, sold to some investors and then to Mt Lyell in 1892 and it became their first major venture in copper mining and was mined until 1929. Well worth a look even in the rain.
Written January 17, 2021
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