Tag Archives: Tarkine

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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Exhibition creates further awareness of the Tarkine

A recent exhibition designed to increase awareness about the value of the Tarkine was titled Frontlines : takayna to Adani. It was shown in the Long Gallery within the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart. Introductory information is available here. A … Continue reading

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  Protests against logging

Once again the Tarkine forests are being noticed by the public.  Read a report here and another here. A protesting blockade has been re-established in the Sumac area to hinder further logging. The Bob Brown Foundation says ‘while we wait … Continue reading

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There has to be more

There is a saying which I live by: Nothing great is achieved without effort. I would like to use this as the basis for a new saying: Nothing about the land is understood without walking across it. We expected to … Continue reading

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Art in the forest

I was surprised to discover a number of works of art by Tasmanian artists, that were related to the concept of the sinkhole or forest, had been inserted into the landscape amongst the trees. Most works blended so well that … 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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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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Destruction in the Tarkine

I have written before about loutish behaviour and disregard of the environment in the Tarkine. The news today brings another grim story, complete with a horrifying photograph. Have a look at “4WD damage in Tasmania’s Arthur Pieman Conservation Area stokes … Continue reading

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From the southern to the northern Tarkine

Thank you to all those people (and I have been delighted that there have been so many) who indicated regularly that they enjoyed my report from visiting the southern Tarkine.  If you have never toured around the Tarkine then I … Continue reading

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Love the Tarkine

Online I continue to come across websites and social media sites devoted to the Tarkine. One of those on Twitter, Love the Tarkine can be found at @lovethetarkine.  You may be interested to follow this Twitterer either on Twitter or … 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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Celery Top Pine

During our ‘discoveries’ in the southern Tarkine Jeanette and I learned to identify different native trees.  Somehow one of my pockets arrived home with leaves from one.  These have now turned a delicious chocolate brown colour and are still very … Continue reading

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Illegal use of old tracks by vehicles in the Tarkine

All-terrain vehicles are accessing no go areas in the Tarkine. The news.com.au story claims “A Parks and Wildlife Service spokeswoman said investigators were “following a specific line of inquiry relating to two suspects and the alleged use of the barge … 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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