Queenstown, TAS 7467

3.8(35 reviews)

Ranked 6th best suburb by locals in Mersey-Lyell Region, TAS

Great for

  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Shopping options

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Queenstown, TAS

2nd May 2021

"Finally moved to Queenstown!"

After all the helpful comments on this site we finally moved to Queenstown.
The locals are very friendly and welcoming to new residents too. Most people know each other which is nice, actually knowing my neighbors who regularly bring us fresh garden produce.
The Council does a great job working with the community to provide and maintain services. We didn't realise there were so many service available in Queenstown as most of the business and community events are only seen through Facebook.
There are some great schools in Queenstown and the business actually care about their customers. The West Coast Hospital in Queenstown also has great service, much more than we initially thought.
I almost forgot to mention there are heaps of cafes, restaurants and even a few taverns.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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25th April 2021

"So many investment and business opportunities"

We were lucky enough to purchase a property recently in Queenstown before the property market went crazy. Luckily there are so many investment opportunities , more so many business opportunities.
Whilst there is a diverse range of local business I have realised there is huge market potential for new business.
Local residents just don't seem to realise how easy it is to obtain a job locally and purchase a house. Mortgage repayments are only $160 per week and the investment yield can range from 8% - 16%.
The West Coast is an amazing place, the locals are friendly and it is such a unique environment.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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24th March 2021

"Mild summers and snowy winters"

Queenstown Tasmania is abundant in rugged untouched beauty.
The town itself is nestled in a valley at the bottom on Mount Owen and is home to about 2500 residents.
With the progression of the town more business and services are becoming available, making the town more livable and great place to invest in property.
Going against what others have said the price of local produce, goods and services are very reasonably priced.
There is so much to do from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, hang-gliding, dirt bike and 4wd trails, diving, visiting long forgotten towns and mines or even spending a relaxing day reading a book by the warmth of a fire.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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14th January 2021

"A nice little town that is slowly growing"

Queenstown is an old but cute town located 2 hours south of Burnie. I firstly mention Burnie as, like others have recommended, shopping online or up the coast if somewhat essential. Whilst Queenstown does have the local shops and amenities you require they are expensive. E.g, Food can be very expensive as can the local marketplace. The only hairdresser in town is always to busy for a booking that week and they are horrible at men's hair.
If you have children the local schools are not that great as their policies are old and misandrists.
The hiking is amazing, local BMX is fantastic and there are a plethora of 4wd and dirt bike tracks around too.

Properties are very cheap but get a building inspector before you buy, DON'T BUY A HOUSE WITHOUT VIEWING. THE REAL ESTATE CAN AND DOES USE OLD HOUSE PHOTOS TO MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER and any DIY renovations get from Bunnings as locally is extremely expensive.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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julias15

Hello lovely people of Queenstown, I just have a question about getting shopping delivered from Burnie in the winter months..do they really drive all that way to deliver your shopping and I dont have a 4WD so will getting in and out be really bad during the winter in my 4 cylinder hatchback, thank you

John Green
John Green

There is rarely a day when mail is not delivered due to being snowed in. The mail delivery truck and drivers are just as rugged and diverse as the West Coast its self.
Almost every online store delivers to Queenstown. The only trouble new residents to the West Coast will have is finding a property to purchase or rent. Property prices are skyrocketing due to all the new investments and projects on the West Coast.

camillem1

And what about the 4x4 question? I would like to know too pls. Is it essential to have a 4x4 to live in Queenstown?

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10th January 2021

"Cant wait to leave"

Not a happy place to live

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johng73

Are you unemployed? I think a lot of unemployed people don't like Queenstown as there isn't much to do if your not into hiking, BMX, diving, or traveling. Queenstown is a great place for investment at the moment too.
The best thing to do in Queenstown is not to purchase anything from there, shop up the coast or online.

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Rentals in Queenstown

11th September 2020

"A perfect town to retire in and for young families"

At first my wife and I were skeptic all about retiring in Queenstown, however the move has made us more financially stable so we can enjoy spending more time gardening, hiking and traveling around Tasmania.
Whilst Winter does last for 5 months Spring, Summer and Autumn are perfect. Food deliveries from Burnie in conjunction with our green house make living in Queenstown extremely affordable.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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6th July 2020

"A beautiful little town with a variety of business"

Queenstown is a beautiful small little town that has a variety of business to make life still enjoyable. Whilst the lifestyle is relaxed, business are still growing and strong.
Winters are stunning with snow capped mountain ranges and easily access to the snow less than 30 minutes away. Summers are amazing with warm tepid temperatures.
Queenstown is surrounded by huge lakes that offer picturesque camping locations and great fishing with a multitude of boat ramps. There are ample allocated hunting areas that offer a variety of game along with visible and hidden 4wd tracks.
The best kept secret in Queenstown is the hidden waterfalls and springs located very close to the town. The locals tend to keep them a secret though upon hiking the magnificent forests we came across beautiful hidden swimming springs.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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14th May 2020

"The best town to buy, invest and save money"

We recently moved to Queenstown from a larger city as we were sick of paying huge mortgage rates and living costs. We purchased a three bedroom house in Queenstown for only $110,000 that need very little work. Our monthly repayments are only $400! Rates, water and general costs are just as cheap allowing us to save a lot of money and eventually invest in another property.
Our children attend a catholic school that doesn't push religion on them and has great regional score results.
Like others have mentioned the snow capped mountains and hiking trails are great and cradle mountain is only a short 45 minute drive.
There is a growing number of local restaurants and cafes making the social scene comfortable and accommodating.

Queenstown has all the amenities you could require. Excellent child care services, modern library and research hubs and a great sense of community spirit.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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7th March 2020

"A beautify small town"

Queenstown is a beautiful little town reminiscent of a small country life. The endless nature walks and hikes truly show off Tasmania's wondrous natural beauty.
The northern end of Queenstown is more touristy, with its shops, parks, restaurants and accommodation, whilst the southern end of Queenstown is residential country living surrounded by boundless mountains of pine trees with spectacular view of the breathtaking Mount Owen.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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21st February 2020

"Beautiful parks, greenery and a country feel!"

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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24th January 2020

"The true essence of what a small country town should encompass"

Queenstown is a small country town on Tasmania's West Coast that combines both beauty and adventure. The vivid and vibrant landscape adds to the serenity of a truly remarkable little town.
The services and amenities Queenstown has to offer are constantly improving making Queenstown a prime location for families and individuals seeking a move away from the city whilst having all the modern convinces of modern life.
With endless mountain and hiking trails to explore, to magnificent waterfalls Queenstown is in abundance of natural beauty.
Queenstown's Catholic primary school, St. Josephs, is the ideal choice for families who are after that smaller town up brining for their children whilst ensuring a highly professional education taught by teachers who truly care for their students and incorporate real world applications in their curriculum.
Queenstown in Tasmania is truly a hidden wonder surrounded by the true brilliance of nature from is warm summers and spring to its brisk autumns and cold winters with snow capped mountains, Queenstown really does have something for everyone.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Poor council and roads though a beautiful town"

First off the council does nothing. The rates seem to go to paying council members, their vehicle's and the council building.
Queenstown's roads aree horrible mainly due to a business trucks ruining the roads who never make repairs.
The town is beautiful but could be amazing with a little fresh paint here and there.
Living expenses are cheap provided you shop up the coast.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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lillya1

I have noticed the council has been spending more money on local infrastructure and road. Queenstown is becoming a beautiful country town.

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"A great little town, though very sexist."

Queenstown is a great little town. The people can be friendly and the lush green mountains are picturesque but the town can be quite sexist towards both men and women.
There is females only netball and men's only football. So any man wanting to play the only other sport than football can't. The town also seems to have a predominantly female employment factor.
Other than the blatant sexism, the lifestyle can be cheap and rewarding provided you shop online and travel up the coast for food shopping.
As others have said the snow capped mountains can be very beautiful and summers are the perfect temperature not to hot or cold.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"A beautiful quiet little town - Council is useless"

If you are planning to move to Queenstown in Tasmania be well prepared. Whilst the snowy winters are beautiful you can be snowed in town with road closures. You really need a 4WD to access road when they are closed due to heavy snow fall.

Do you research and be prepared. Whilst it can be cheap, council rates are quite high, food prices are high and so is fuel. Shop in bulk at Coles / Woolworths and purchase bulk fuel in Zeehan.

So much to do and explore, from snowy capped mountains and hidden rivers to the warm sand dunes of Strahan, Queenstown is situated beneath the beautiful Mt. Owen.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"A beautiful small town with a few quirks"

Queenstown has its own unique small community, the locals are indifferent through friendly. The local Catholic Primary school seemed nice when we took the tour, everything was somewhat modern, though they said there are no male teachers, a school only run by females and no I'm NOT misogynistic, it just seem funny, borderline misandry to not have males at a school in this modern day and age with equal rights.

The IGA's are expensive so shop up the coast and the fuel is on average 0.20c per liter more expensive.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"A true gem of a town. A great place to raise a family"

Queenstown is a fantastic little town to raise a family. We have just moved this year 2019 and the kids love it. The private school has some amazing teachers and facilities.

The price of food, fuel and electricity is expensive but the experiences you will have are great. We love the cold so bring on the snowy cold winters and hiking tracks.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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kaif1

Hi Grace, Im looking at moving to Queenstown do you know if the school has a program for children with special needs

jayg3

St. Josephs Catholic School in Queenstown is an amazing school with fantastic teachers and staff who go above any beyond to ensure each and every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and attain to be the best they can be whilst providing a safe and fun learning environment.

julias15

Hello everyone, this is a great thread. I am on my own in my 50s and want to move to west coast as I love the cold, snow etc. As I am retired I would like to know if it would be easy for me to make friends, through hobbies, volunteering etc, I am looking at Queenstown, Zeehan or Strahan but with Strahan to few rentals I think. I am use to being on my own but I would like to join in with the community, thank you

janec22

The West Coast towns are very community orientated. Lots of community events, fundraisers and clubs too volenteer at. Strahan rentals are generally priced quite high, Queenstown would have the best rental market. Queenstown also has better facilities such as West Coast District Hospital, the library hub and more shops, cafes and restaurants in general.

julias15

Thanks Jane for your reply much appreciated, sorry havent been on here for a year. I have now moved to tassie but still wanting to be able to rent somewhere private meaning I am sick to death of renting units with noisy walls and no private outside space. I will make a trip to Queenstown as check it all out, only worried about being snowed in and getting shopping!

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"People from interstate treated badly"

Unwelcome by most locals, constant heavy rain, very poor tv reception even with antennae, no optus, water is brown, air smells mouldy/damp all the time, lots of crime - threatened when asked neighbour not to park on my lawn, had house damaged by vandals running trailer down the street for fun, broken into and goods stolen, gang of young people stealing from shop - only there 3 months, only IGA (very expensive), lack of good tradesmen, many home woodfires - we all suffered from respiratory complaints, including the animals. Vet said it was common in people not used to the smoke/who have asthma. Nothing to do except the pub. No jobs.

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Grace Smith
Grace Smith

We have Optus and the reception is great. Queenstown has some of the most pure air on the West Coast and yes the winters are cold and rainy but the surrounding mountains covered with snow and areas to take the kids 15 minutes from town make the winters worth it.
There are always jobs for those who are actually looking. Moved here, 1 month later have a job.
I will agree that the IGA are expensive we have gotten around this by shopping Amazon pantry.

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"Queenstown Tasmania is a beautiful little old town"

A beautiful little old town. Very rainy but the snow covered mountains in winter make it a beautiful place to live.

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"Overall a good town"

An interesting place with a great mix of people. Many moving from the Mainland who are renovating and are adventurous. A lot of artists here too and people seeking a calmer life. Some wonderful old homes and great renovators if your a tradie or handy.
Only negative is the way many dogs are treated, chained and left out in the cold by some unthinking people. A town undergoing transformation which makes a very small minority uneasy and resentful. However it's a great town with massive potential.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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mathewd4
mathewd4

Hi Terry, I am thinking of moving over that way, obviously because it's a bit quieter and away from the hustle and bustle. Wanted to ask mate, do you live there? What is it like in your prospective? Would you say its easy to make friends, get to know people etc? Is the IGA there expensive as a shopping place?? Any help you could give would be great. Thanks

englishdamsel

Don't risk it.

Grace Smith
Grace Smith

If you end up moving to Queenstown shop online Amazon pantry, it will save you a bundle :). There is plenty to do eg. Mens Shed, heaps of community events / local markets / volunteer work or even start a small at home business.

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"Gem of a town on the rise"

This town is bloody awesome! I stumbled upon it about 3 years ago and have been visiting regularly. With lots of scenic places around and new art studios popping up everywhere, and the mine reopening soon, it’s a sure winner. It’s really more about the community feel that you get there than property prospects. It’s a place where people are real and genuine. People help eachother and that is hard to find nowadays. The tuff years Queenstown went through just made this sense of community stronger. Tourism has been improving greatly as well. Go visit if you haven’t been! That whole region is absolutely stunning! Pretty cold in winter but otherwise gorgeous!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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joanneh8

Hello, I'm a single female 56, and I'm thinking of buying in Queenstown. The thing I'm concerned with are neighbours and noise! I'm looking for a quite, safe life. Melbourne has turned into a jungle of crime, and since everyone lives on top of each other theres no peace left. Also moving costs, are moving companies happy to travel there? I hope they are because I really want to move.
Thanks Jo

maryanneh

Hi jo did you move there as I am looking to do the same cheers Maryanne

julias15

Hello to any of you ladies in regards to moving to Queenstown, have any of you done it yet, please contact as I want to move to west coast and meet people, find out about their experiences, thank you

kevinb26
kevinb26

Julia's, have you moved there as we are thinking of it cheers

julias15

Hi Kevin, better late than never with a reply :) I have moved to Tassie but I am in the heartlands but still looking to move somewhere where I can afford to rent somewhere with no shared walls or outside space, so as yet I cant give you any advice on the West Coast but will be making a trip there soon to explore the possibilities of living there!

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"A picturesque little town with a great community spirit"

We have recently moved to Queenstown from the Gold Coast. Getting away from all the stress and traffic we found Queenstown to be exceptionally priced and such a great little town for young kids.
There is so much to do in Tasmania from cave exploring to hiking and camping, there is always something for us to do.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"I felt like I had stepped back in time 40 years"

I recently went to Queenstown to look at a property and stayed for a few days. (I'm from Sydney) - I found the locals were friendly, the Empire Hotel was the nicest place to be and eat at, great atmosphere, very cosy, drinks were put on a tab on first visit (very trusting). I felt very safe as police are aware of everyone in the area (stopped one of our group and said "I havent seen your face around here before" and had a friendly chat. Locals stop and have a chat (introduce themselves), loved the community the most - great to go back in time where neighbourhoods were a safe place to walk around in. Very happy, helpful people . Rained almost every day but had one beautiful sunny day where I walked around with a T-shirt which is pretty good for almost winter time.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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sus3

Hi there
Did you ended up buying the property? Heard they are only locals. Not for outsiders.

kathm3

My husband and I are planning to move from Brisbane to Queenstown in 2020 for an early semi retirement. I am a qualified dressmaker/ patternmaker and also do upholstry and canvas work. I would like to set up a small home based sewing all round sewing service and would like to know if I could make a reasonable living in this area. Can anyone advise me if there is a need for my services?

julias15

Hi kathm3, have you moved yet, would like to make acquaintances as looking to move there myself, thanks

shannona6

Hello kathm3 have you moved yet I am from Brisbane as well email us [email protected]

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"Queenstown .....Best kept secret..."

We researched & read every review & tidbit of information we could find on Queenstown we could get our hands on.

Some good ...a lot bad...I am pleased to say Queenstown is nothing like it is portrayed....It has far exceeded our expectations

We are so glad we didn't do a drive thru in Queenstown, as we would have looked at the run down homes on the decent into town and kept on driving, missing the fantastic opportunity Queenstown has become. You need to spend some time here to really get a feel for the place.... to experience the welcoming locals, an easier pace of life, the lack of traffic & crowds & view the snow capped mountains & some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever find.

It is unfortunate that many of the homes are rundown, but it wont stay that way ...with housing afffordability so high in the bigger cities people are embracing regional areas and the chance to renovate & have a lovely home for so much less.

Of course just like every other town there are some gorgeous old homes and some not so gorgeous.....!

Yes there are jobs here...the schools are good...medical services are good...you can get most things you need from the local stores ...or go for leisurely drives through breathtaking scenery to Burnie, Launceston, Hobart ect for great weekends away...shopping, fine dining and sightseeing with any larger purchases able to be delivered to your door at a very reasonable price.

So far we have enjoyed our move here & look forward to seeing our family & friends who suddenly can't wait to visit....

Great for

  • Affordable housing
  • Pretty surrounding areas
  • Business Opportunities
  • Friendly Wildlife (possum)
  • Mountain Views

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"Piece of Paradise"

Queenstown was the only town I could afford to buy a house without a mortgage, there are heaps of renovation rescue oppotunities here for us mainlanders and since purchasing my property I have found ways to get around being Isolated from Hardware, shopping etc. Plenty of stores will organise deliveries for you and Zeehan hardware will deliver for free every Friday. Work has never been a problem if your happy to give anything a go. I wish the council here would give the derelick houses away to people that would love to restore or rebuild cause I'd take a couple more. I've also come from a place where rain was presious and rain water tanks were a must, but here its in abundance. And the lush Manfern filled gardens get a free watering. Stunning location and Mountain views to die for. I feel very lucky to be here and very glad to be a home owner in Queenstown.

Great for

  • Friendly Wildlife (possum)
  • Mountain Views
  • Business Opportunities
  • Affordable housing
  • Pretty surrounding areas

Not great for

  • Water quality
  • A little rain never hurt anyone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Sawjaw

We are soon to be home owners and renovators once again. We fell in love with queenstown years ago and now are fortunate to be moving there. look forward to meeting some new friends..

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"Queenstown - the hole of Tasmania"

Queenstown as a town is pretty to look at with a variety of shops and mostly friendly shop staff along with a few original locals, but it seems that Queenstowns cheap housing has brought the worst of Australians to the town and along with it all their problems. If you need tradesman work done you will pay the earth for a shoddy job if you can get anyone in the first place, if you need to buy building materials forget it unless you travel to Burnie or Hobart. The local cafes are doing a good job keeping Queenie going but it can be a trying and oppressive place, kids are arrogant and trail bikes can hoon past at 3am, some new locals think it is their right to help themselves to your belongings be it firewood or anything not locked away or bolted down, there is very little different class of people it all seems to be the low and lost class, tried it hated it, dont recommend it. Having said that the surrounding areas and lakes are beautiful and the place is steeped with history, great for a fly through visit but thats all.

Great for

  • Pretty surrounding areas

Not great for

  • Crime rate
  • Dirt bikes and burn outs
  • Isolation

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Tourists
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kyam

Hi whoopsie, your comments are precisely what I'm worried about if I was to move to any of the small western towns.. Queenstown Rosebery or Zeehan.. but unfortunately they are the only places I can afford to buy a house & I really want to get out of the rental market. My question to you is, what date did u write this? It's Jan 2020. Also love feedback re Rosebery & Zeehan, crime rates, availability & cost of mechanic & tradies, and how is the internet reception in these areas on your mobile as well as on a computer please... anyone.. thanks in advance.

margie-kempshallm

Hi Kym, I am in the same boat as you, as I want my own place and be mortgage free. I am willing to give it a go, and so is my daughter and her family!

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"Picturesque and Friendly Locals"

I give this little town a good rating. The people of Queenstown are very friendly and the Empire Hotel are very accommodating and hospitable. I have been here for only weeks and its barely rained and as the local will tell you they do cloud seed and I find that strange considering that they already have high rain fall in the area. I love the look of the main street when you look up to see those mountains in the distance and I cant wait to see them when it snows (apparently it has been known to snow here from time to time).
The streets are safe for the children to walk around in and its the good old country exploring that keeps them entertained like riding bikes, fishing and just hanging about. The skate park it pretty good for those who dare and there are other activities available in the area for young and old although I will say communication in this department needs a little more attention. There needs to be a (physical) local notice board for things that are available to do in or around the area or activities taking place as I find it is hard to find out whats going on unless you know someone who is attending or word of mouth and sometimes that is too late..
All in all its safe friendly and a beautiful place to live.....Im going to try it :)

Great for

  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • A little rain never hurt anyone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"So much potential, great affordable housing."

This town has so much potential. Have stayed several times and have always found Queenstown to be friendly. The new hospital, private school and great public school really offer so much for the locals. There is never a shortage of places to eat either. And I love 'The Gravel'. You've got to see it to believe it!

Great for

  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • A little rain never hurt anyone

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"Ideal place to live"

This is a lovely place to live I have lived in area for last three years the people are nice and friendly
It is safe for the children and if you want to start in owning your own house why not choose Queenstown or Gormanston lovely peaceful and tranquil . Yes it rains but that is mainly because they cloud seed, It is the perfect place they are improving the town all the time Gormanston up in the hills is the most beautiful place the bird life is coming back you can see eagles rosella's I've seen owls.
In Linda which is about 5 minutes drive or less there is a cafe which sells the most beautiful meals, If you want to go for a walk you can walk through the most beautiful walk and then you get to the horsetail falls pond were else could you buy a house for under $150,000

Great for

  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • A little rain never hurt anyone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"I would'nt live here!"

An exteremely picturesque and quiet town with rough looking and noisy mining laborers dominating the pubs. It really has nothing going for it as its freezing by the night and raining during the day, everyday! Very isolated and part of Tassie, There's got to be somewhere else where you could be happier in this great country.

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"Quaint Family Town"

Queenstown provides a very reasonable range of restaurants and cafes considering the size of the town, and the streets are almost never busy, making it a great spot for a young family. House prices are affordable and job availability is reasonably high in the mining industry. The town is in close proximity to Strahan. Excellent accommodation is available at the picturesque Penghana Lodge located in the foothills. New facilities include the hospital and school, and tourist highlights include the ABT Railway, Spion Kopf Lookout and Australia's only gravel-based AFL field.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Cheap to buy, improving all the time"

New hospital, good schools, quite wet, improving all the time - new shop being built, safe for the family.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"A great place for families and investors"

Queenstown is a thriving mining town, it is a town that offers a wide range of services and amenities providing that is only 2500-3000 of population.
Jobs are available if you want to work, there are various avenues available for people to launch businesses and ways of making a reasonable income.
If you can survive the cold, this is a lovely place for you.
Many sporting facilities are available, with a boxing gym opening shortly, a basketball stadium with various other sporting facilities available.
Predominantly being Football.
Give Queenstown a shot, it's well worth the experience.

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"The epitomy of a sleepy West Coast town..."

Yes, it's cold, yes, there isn't much to do and it's hard to find a job, but Queenstown has a certain small town charm. In summer when I visited, there was a drizzle of rain and as you wind your way down the dangerous twisty road into the town, you could squint a little and imagine you're somewhere in a remote European mountain range.

The main draw car here is cheap properties. The town is of a significant size to start being self sufficient (i.e. will not disappear in a hurry) and over the years, houses are slowly being renovated and a new hospital confirms that it's a place of "some" growth. Jobs is the key..tourism seems to be the main draw card, perhaps a few more attractions would augment the railway.

I could live here...

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"A backwards town..."

Great place to live if you like limited employment opportunities and freezing weather... otherwise, try settling somewhere else.

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"Revegetating Barren Hills"

The hills around the mining town of Queenstown have been often described as a lunar landscape, and this is still true. The originally timbered hills were denuded by mining companies which needed timber to fuel their plants. This, combined with devastating fires and high rainfall, washed much of the topsoil off the hills. Revegetation attempts are being met with some success, and returning visitors of 30 years ago will certainly notice the change. Housing in the town is typical of a mining town. Transient populating and uncertainty of employment at the Mt Lyell Mine means little is done to beautify the homes or gardens. There is an excellent mining museum in town, and this is also where one can board the ABT Western Wilderness Railway for a ride to Strahan. When accommodation is full in Strahan (for the Gordon River Cruises), Queenstown takes the overflow, or those wishing to have a cheaper option.

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