An Oasis in the Wilderness

We have just returned from a short break in Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness area.  This is an extensive area along the Western coast of Tasmania, famously photographed by the Late Peter Dombrovkis.  We stayed for 5 nights at the Corinna Wilderness Experience resort at Corinna, right at the Southern end of the Tarkine and situated on the Pieman river.  This location was an absolute gem, with the accommodation made up of restored houses that are comfortably furnished, plus a tavern that also provides excellent meals.  Our stay was made all the more comfortable by the staff who looked after us so well, especially Victoria and Patrina, plus the "captain" of the Arcadia, Dale, who took us to the heads of the river and provided an entertaining and informative history of the region, flora and fauna.  After 5 days we felt like part of the family.  In fact it was difficult to leave.  There are extensive forest walks from the "town" and at this time of year there are large amounts of fungi to photograph. 

We are planning a return trip next year, so if you love getting away from everything and want to experience the beauty and diversity of the Tarkine, this is the place for you. 

The accommodation at Corinna

Man Ferns in the Tarkine

No need for a macro lens, these fungi are LARGE

Platypus Pool on the Whyte River, near Corinna