Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spending the night in Tullah

We arrived at our accommodation, the Tullah Lakeside Lodge not long before 3 pm.  This sprawling complex sits next to the large stunningly beautiful Lake Rosebery. Our Standard Room provided two single beds and a queen sized bed in a large … Continue reading

Posted in Lake Rosebery, Tarkine, Tullah | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tullah

Tullah is located on the edge of Lake Rosebery in the northern part of the West Coast Range about an 80-minute drive, 111 km south of Burnie. Following the discovery of silver lead ore (galena) in 1897 by Josiah Innes, the township was … Continue reading

Posted in Lake Rosebery, Tarkine, Tullah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The road to Tullah

The township of Tullah is located not quite 60 kms north of Queenstown. The Zeehan Highway (A10) leaving Queenstown and then the Zeehan/Rosebery bypass, the Anthony Road (B28) both wind around the foothills of mountain ranges and through steep gorges. … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine, Tullah | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The largest town on the west coast: Queenstown

The carpark where the Frenchman’s Cap track starts is only 55 kms from Queenstown on Tasmania’s west coast. Not far to travel. Should be quick to get there? No. Not so. The tortuous Lyell Highway over the last 20 or … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday. The beginning of our adventure

At 8 am on a glorious blue sky morning, Jeanette drove to my home already loaded with food and walking boots and much more.  I slotted my esky and walking boots and all my bags into the remaining crevices.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tarkine. Do you know where you are going?

When mentioning I would like to visit the Tarkine, one friend responded “no-one knows where its boundaries are, so where are you going”. All I knew was that the Tarkine was somewhere in the north western quarter of Tasmania and … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur River, Corinna, Lake Rosebery, Pieman River, Savage River, Tarkine, Tullah, Waratah, Whyte River | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To whet your appetite…

Recently a friend and I travelled to parts of one of Tasmania’s very special natural environments, the Tarkine.  Our experiences were wonderfully thrilling and inspired me to create this blog, Touching the Tarkine. Over the coming months new blog postings … Continue reading

Posted in Pieman River, Tarkine, Waratah | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why take an interest in the Tarkine?

The website devoted to the Tarkine-wild, ancient and threatened provides in depth explanations of the wealth of the natural resources within the Tarkine environment. It notes that less than 5% is a National Park. Mining and logging are the two … Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How to get to the Tarkine?

  Southern Tarkine We travelled from Hobart via overnight stops at Tullah and Waratah then onto Corinna for two nights next to the Pieman River. The route from Hobart followed the Lyell Highway (A10) to Queenstown, onto the Zeehan Highway … Continue reading

Posted in Corinna, Pieman River, Savage River, Tarkine, Tullah, Waratah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where is the Tarkine?

The Tarkine covers a large area in the north western quarter of Australia’s largest island, Tasmania. Tasmania is the southernmost state of Australia and is separated from the mainland by Bass Strait. Generally, the Tarkine is bounded by the Southern … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur River, Pieman River, Tarkine | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What is the Tarkine?

This is the excerpt for your very first post. Continue reading

Posted in Tarkine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment