Category Archives: Tarkine

Tarkine History

The following is a long but exceptionally interesting excerpt from the document  AHC Tarkine Assessment Report  issued by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, that was prepared sometime around 2012. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. The Tarkine is named after the … Continue reading

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Corinna

An aboriginal language, Peerapper, from north western coastal Tasmania may have been used to establish the name of this settlement. Apparently this language was  spoken along the west coast from Macquarie Harbour northwards to Circular Head and on Robbins Island. … Continue reading

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Dining out at Corinna

Freshly showered and re-energised we wandered a couple of hundred metres down to the Tarkine Hotel for dinner. We were warmly welcomed into the large rustic chic Tannin Restaurant that sits to one side of the bar. The photo below … Continue reading

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Our ‘home’ at Corinna

We were elated with the high quality of our accommodation.  After the extreme smells at Tullah, and the ugly house in Waratah, our cottage named ‘Hobbs’ (named after James Hobb who landed at the Pieman River in 1824) was stylish, … Continue reading

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The Tarkine Hotel’s ‘General Store’ at Corinna

At the ‘General Store’ end of the Tarkine Hotel: ‘Hi. We are booked into the Corinna Wilderness Resort but we can’t find it’.  ‘What is your name? We’ll have your booking here.’ Jeanette and I were excited about our walk … Continue reading

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Arriving in Corinna on the Pieman River

The walk down Mt Donaldson was fast and easy as the track widened and flattened. We were exhilarated as we returned to the car with its dusty messages. These made us laugh and furthered our buoyant mood. Of course, my … Continue reading

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Rating the Mt Donaldson walk

We were surprised that a walk on this mountain track is rated as moderate to difficult; in our experience this was one of the easier walks in bushland we have encountered in Tasmania. While there are no directional or explanatory … Continue reading

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