Riding the 99 bends road in Queenstown Tasmania

The most scenic mountain road in Tasmania; the 99 Bends road on the Lyell Highway from Queenstown. Find out how to get here, what to expect and check out some epic sunset photos from my recent visit.

It’s no secret that Tasmania has some of Australia’s most scenic roads, from epic mountain passes to unmatched coastal routes. However, there is one particular spot on the West Coast that might just take the cake as Tassie’s most picturesque driving road. Locals call it the 99 Bends, a curvy, winding road of perfect tarmac that snakes its way over the mountains above Queenstown.

In this guide, you can find everything you need to know before heading out to drive the 99 Bends road in Tasmania. Read here…..

Video From The Most Scenic Road In Tasmania

Below is a quick cinematic clip from my sunset drive on this incredible scenic drive in Tasmania’s West. I’ve only just started making videos like this, so let me know what you think and if you’d like to see more.


Where Is The 99 Bends Road In Tasmania?

The 99 Bends refers to a section of the Lyell Highway just outside of Queenstown on the West Coast. You will find the stretch of road you’re looking for between Queenstown and Gormanstan.

I’ve pinned the exact location of the 99 Bends road below to help you find it. This is a GPS coordinate to a large pull-over area where at least 4 cars can park, just before the epic winding road up the mountain.

GPS Coordinates: 42°04’14.5″S 145°33’55.7″E
Location map of 99 Bends Road in Tasmania

Location map of 99 Bends Road in Tasmania