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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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Back to the Tarkine – now for something new

Early in 2017 I visited and explored southern Tarkine territory around the Pieman River in north western Tasmania.  Near the end of 2017 I travelled to the northern Tarkine with planned bases in Marrawah, Arthur River and Smithton. Despite travelling … 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 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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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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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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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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