Tag Archives: Bass Highway

Time for lunch

The entry to an important tourism location is beside the Bass Highway between Marrawah and Smithton.  Based around a rainforested Dismal Swamp at the northern edge of the Tarkine wilderness, this has been rebranded as Tasmanian Forest Adventures; the word … Continue reading

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Arrival at Marrawah

It is claimed that in the Peerapper Aboriginal language ‘marrawah’ was the name for a eucalypt, a gum tree. We arrived, from along the Bass Highway, at a T junction with the Comeback Road/Arthur River Road continuum, and turned right … Continue reading

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Driving from Hobart to Marrawah

Following weeks of itinerary and food planning, we left Hobart intending to spend almost a fortnight in and around the northern Tarkine. While the rural towns of Smithton and Stanley are nearby, we decided to make ourselves self-reliant so 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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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

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