Scenic Spots

Iron Blow Lookout

Location

A10 (Lyell Highway)
Queenstown

About

The Iron Blow is the site of the earliest major mining venture at Mount Lyell, back in 1883. 

The lookout gives a vertigo-inducing view of a landscape scarred by historical mining activity.  Walk out onto a cantilevered lookout offering fantastic views over the former open cut mine and the Linda Valley.

Travel to the lookout by turning onto Iron Blow Road at the top of the Gormanston Hill.  Access is via a sealed road, with ample free parking available.