Zeehan Spray Tunnel

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesZeehan
FinishZeehan
DifficultyDifficulty 1/5
Suitable for4WD AWD 2WD Bike Foot 
Distance7.2 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed37.34 km/hr
Driving Time11 mins
Article By: ExplorOz Team
Page Updated: 14 Dec 2011

Description

This short trip is on the main tourist route and although it can be negotiated by any manner of vehicle type (provided it is not too high, nor too wide) it's a trip worth making a point of as it gives visitors the chance to experience something a little unusual in such an easy, accessible location. The Spray Tunnel is a short tunnel along a historial railway line used for the transportation of ore from the nearby Spray Mine. You'll find the route to the tunnel is easy to find as it is signposted out of Zeehan. Starting in the main street of Zeehan simply follow the C249 towards Granville Harbour for a few kilometres taking the turn-off towards the golf course. Follow signs along the one-way loop track that follows part of an old railway line, including what is now called the Spray Tunnel which the carriages used to travel through as they transported ore from the Spray Mine to the smelters south of Zeehan. This is only a 30 minute return trip but is well worth it if in the area.

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Preparation

The Spray Tunnel in Zeehan is very narrow and low and cannot be accessed by vehicles exceeding 2.20 metre wide, or over 3.0 metres high. Be sure to remove any extended rear vision mirrors and watch that children do not hang arms, or heads outside the windows of the vehicle as you pass through. Many rental vehicles such as high-top campers or motorhomes will not fit through so be sure to check your vehicle's dimensions first.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel Symbol
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 1 litres4cyl 1 litres4cyl 1 litres
6cyl 1 litres6cyl 1 litres6cyl 1 litres
8cyl 1 litres8cyl 1 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Trek Mid Point 17.56km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.78.96.34.63.64.15.47.610.911.7
Mean Min. °C5.76.34.83.42.10.90.10.10.31.33.23.9
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

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Directions

LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Zeehan to C249 & Fowler Street0.76 kmW290° 1 min
C249 & Fowler Street to Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive1.06 kmS202° 1 min
Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive to Spray Tunnel (North End)1.35 kmSW218° 2 min
Spray Tunnel (North End) to Spray Tunnel (South End)0.21 kmSW212°
Spray Tunnel (South End) to Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive1.99 kmNE37° 4 min
Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive to C249 & Fowler Street1.06 kmN22° 1 min
C249 & Fowler Street to Zeehan0.76 kmE110° 1 min
Zeehan to Zeehan7.2 km  11 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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