The Tarkine

The Tarkine is the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and a great place to explore for those wanting a nature experience in an area that is amazingly pristine.

The Tarkine offers plenty to do, including some fantastic walks and activities on the Arthur and Pieman Rivers.

The Tarkine is home to a huge array of native animals including the platypus, echidna, tasmanian devil, quoll and the endangered orange bellied parrot.

Along the coastline the Southern Ocean drives up huge swells which can be spectacular to watch and there are still a number of four wheel drive vehicle tracks open in the area (please follow the signs).

Accommodation in the Tarkine is limited however there is accommodation available at Arthur River and also at the old township of Corinna.

A Brief History of the Tarkine and Arthur River

The Tarkine has an extensive history of Aboriginal settlement with evidence of hut depressions, shell middens, rock carvings and artefacts still visible on the ground to this day. The area is considered of significant archaeological and cultural value with a number of areas proposed for World Heritage listing.

During the 1870's the Tarkine saw miners explore for and extract minerals such as gold, osmiridium, tin, copper and tungsten.

Our Local Tips

  • Explore many of the local walking tracks and see if you can spot some of the elusive native wildlife.
  • Go for a paddle on the Arthur and Pieman rivers.
  • Explore the beaches and see the Southern Ocean.