Category Archives: Pieman River

Quicksand is found not only in the movies

Tasmania’s coast between the Arthur and the Pieman rivers on the north west coast has treacherous real life swallowing quicksands. Four wheel drive vehicles and animals are particularly susceptible to these swimming sands. Be informed by this piece of photo … Continue reading

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Federal government has sanctioned more access to the Tarkine

The Bob Brown Foundation has released a number of statements including the following: “When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed a new Regional Forest Agreement with Tasmanian Premier Hodgman in August, it was a death sentence for forests protected in reserves for … Continue reading

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Destruction in the Tarkine

I have written before about loutish behaviour and disregard of the environment in the Tarkine. The news today brings another grim story, complete with a horrifying photograph. Have a look at “4WD damage in Tasmania’s Arthur Pieman Conservation Area stokes … Continue reading

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Love the Tarkine

Online I continue to come across websites and social media sites devoted to the Tarkine. One of those on Twitter, Love the Tarkine can be found at @lovethetarkine.  You may be interested to follow this Twitterer either on Twitter or … Continue reading

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Websites with southern Tarkine related information

Simply type in key words such as: Tarkine, Corinna, Corinna Wilderness Resort, Pieman River, Waratah, Philosopher’s Falls, Savage River, Whyte River, Luina, or Mt Donaldson.   You will find there are many tourism related online sites with information. I recall that … Continue reading

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Illegal use of old tracks by vehicles in the Tarkine

All-terrain vehicles are accessing no go areas in the Tarkine. The news.com.au story claims “A Parks and Wildlife Service spokeswoman said investigators were “following a specific line of inquiry relating to two suspects and the alleged use of the barge … Continue reading

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Driving away from Corinna

The Arcadia experience on the Pieman River had seemed a fitting conclusion to our discovery of the southern Tarkine.  After the boat docked in Corinna around 2.30 pm, with a sense of urgency, we jumped into the car knowing we … Continue reading

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The sun shone during our trip back to Corinna

The greyed skies overhead while we lunched at the Pieman Heads beach made no-one downcast.  In fact quite the opposite. The spinning ions in the air filled the pores of our skin and we breathed in the energy of the … Continue reading

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A little local humour

We know the annual rainfall in the Pieman Heads area is very high and gummies would have to be everyone’s favourite footwear around there.  So what do you do when you lose one gumboot or one wears out?

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Memories of the forest

Around the mouth of the Pieman River were the remnants of acres of once sturdy trees that had been uprooted inland, fallen into the river and which had floated down during stormy torrents.  Some seemed to show (was it my … Continue reading

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The southern beach at the Pieman Heads is so large

Once we had walked the sandy edges of the Pieman River, eventually we were able to see massive waves breaking across the rocks of the northern shore.  Repeating ribbons of breakers rolled onto the long white sandy beach of the … Continue reading

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The mouth of the Pieman River

Over time I noticed the land either side of the river was lower and that the river was widening.  I realised this flattening and enlarging meant we were close to the Pieman Heads.   As the Arcadia tied up at the … Continue reading

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The trip down the Pieman River

The trip on the Arcadia  between Corinna and the Pieman Heads takes approximately 1.5 hrs each way. Three kilometres down, when we passed the Savage River entering the Pieman River I was able to take a series of photos. The … Continue reading

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The Arcadia

What is the Arcadia? In our Tarkine adventure, the Arcadia was the name of the boat on which we cruised westwards from Corinna along the Pieman River to a jetty located a little before the river flowed into the Ocean. … Continue reading

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Heading for the ocean

Our final day in Corinna arrived. Up, eating breakfast, packing the gear, loading the car. Then we drove down and parked beside the Pieman River ready to join the Arcadia, the boat that would take us westwards along the River … Continue reading

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