Zeehan Spray Tunnel

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DifficultyDifficulty 1/5
Suitable For4WD AWD 2WD Bike Foot 
Distance7.19 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed37.34 km/hr
Travel Time11 mins
Page Updated: 14 Dec 2011


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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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.

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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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Distance from Trek Mid Point 17.56km E
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8
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Zeehan to C249 & Fowler Street
Driving: 0.76 km
Heading: 290°
Avg Speed: 41.21 km/hr
EST Time: 01:06
C249 & Fowler Street to Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive
Driving: 1.06 km
Heading: 202°
Avg Speed: 52.87 km/hr
EST Time: 01:12
Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive to Spray Tunnel (North End)
Driving: 1.35 km
Heading: 218°
Avg Speed: 29.63 km/hr
EST Time: 02:44
Spray Tunnel (North End) to Spray Tunnel (South End)
Driving: 0.21 km
Heading: 212°
Avg Speed: 14.89 km/hr
EST Time: 00:50
Spray Tunnel (South End) to Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive
Driving: 1.99 km
Heading: 37°
Avg Speed: 28.7 km/hr
EST Time: 04:09
Start/End point for Spray Tunnel loop drive to C249 & Fowler Street
Driving: 1.06 km
Heading: 22°
Avg Speed: 52.87 km/hr
EST Time: 01:12
C249 & Fowler Street to Zeehan
Driving: 0.76 km
Heading: 110°
Avg Speed: 41.21 km/hr
EST Time: 01:06
Distance is GPS recorded distance based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.


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