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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 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 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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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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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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Time for a lunch break

Without a doubt I was very relieved to reach the Savage River after descending from the lofty heights above. My feet could go no further. There was no way I wanted to retrace my steps to Corinna. In a rush … Continue reading

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The Croydon

The SS Croydon is sunk in the Savage River not far from its mouth where it connects with the Pieman River.  From our vantage point on the pontoon, the remnants of this ship were clearly visible poking up from the … Continue reading

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Arriving at Savage River

The downhill trek to the River was through open forest with voluminous spaces before reaching a slightly denser bush closer to the river; sometimes on easy bush pathways and at other times on steep constructed steps.  By now the sun … Continue reading

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Gold mining around Corinna

Gold was found in the north west of Tasmania during the 1850s. An April 1884 report, complete with geological sketch plans, by Mr G Thureau presented to the Parliament of Tasmania titled the  Mount Cleveland and Corinna Goldfields can be … Continue reading

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Savage River Walk – more vegetation

I was pleased the day was overcast. Without bright sun, the temperature was cool and perfect for walking. The other benefit was the way the comparatively subdued quality of light enriched the colours of the bush. In addition to the … Continue reading

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The Savage River walk

Where the Huon Pine Walk ends the Savage River Walk begins. The track is narrow, winding, steep in sections but generally always going up except for the comparatively short downhill section to the Savage River. Sometimes it crawls with tree … Continue reading

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A new day for new adventures near Corinna

‘Hobbs’ cottage was neither too warm or too cold.  The silence was pervasive.  As a result, I slept well and woke early and eager to look at my surroundings with fresh eyes.  Downstairs I padded, started the jug for a … Continue reading

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