Category Archives: Corinna

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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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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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 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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The Burrowing Crayfish – an unusual crustacean

In the first part of the path up to Mt Donaldson on Day 3 we noticed lots of holes in the ground with mud ‘ribs’ above ground indicating some creature had been digging. It reminded me of beaches on where … Continue reading

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Identifying flora along the Pieman and around Corinna

A number of panels provide excellent assistance for visitors who are curious to know what tree or bush they are looking at.      

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Interpretation sites at Corinna

The interpretative panels with photos were of most interest to me.  For example, despite the fact this shot below of the Pieman River meeting the heads and the Southern/Indian Ocean would have been photographed at some time since 1816 (the … Continue reading

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Historic buildings at Corinna

Not to be missed in Corinna are the small miners’ cottages and other historic buildings that were originally part of the operating mining township. The buildings edge either side of the main road between the cottages and the Tarkine Hotel. … Continue reading

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Time for dinner

For this adventure and discovery trip to the Tarkine, my friend and I had travelled from Hobart with packed eskies and bags of fresh fruit and vegetables so we were well prepared to cook our meals.  We had enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Walking to the Whyte River

Online information and panel boards indicated the walk to and from Whyte River would be more or less a walk in the park and take about 1.5 hours for the return trip. I remarked that it didn’t matter that my … Continue reading

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Time for a rest

With the walk to Savage River and the return to Corinna in the kayak completed we felt we deserved a drink at the pub.  The verandah on the Tarkine Hotel is deep, with contemporary rustic furniture that is perfect to … Continue reading

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Paddling back to Corinna

The paddles slipped through the water with ease as we glided out from the mirror calm Savage River into the magnificently mirror calm Pieman River. Without wind and without water currents except for a minimal sense in the centre of … Continue reading

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The Kayak

My fellow traveller was smart. She had looked to the future before we left on our walk to the Savage River, and arranged to hire a Kayak through the Tarkine Hotel.  Our bright red mode of transport for the return … Continue reading

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