The tiny nineteenth-century township of Corinna is now a fully self-sustainable green-energy eco-resort.
Surrounded by the ancient trees of the Tarkine on the banks of the timeless Pieman River, the tiny nineteenth-century township of Corinna is now a green-energy eco-resort, with superb hospitality and quality accommodation.
Explore this unique wonderland by canoe and kayak, or on a mountain-top day walk to marvel at expansive vistas of forest and sea; or enjoy the essential Corinna experience – the return trip in a river-cruiser to a spectacular white-sand beach where the wild west coast encounters the storm-wracked Southern Ocean.
Incomparable Corinna – where nature is key.
Corinna is on the edge of the 447,000 hectare Tarkine Wilderness Area, Australia’s largest tract of unprotected temperate rainforest. You won’t find the Tarkine on many maps but the region is defined as the land bound by the Arthur River to the north, the Pieman River to the south, the Murchison Highway to the east and the Southern Ocean.
There is no official visitor information centre at Corinna. Visitor enquiries may be directed to Tarkine Hotel and Corinna Wilderness Experience Office.
Main Road, Corinna, TAS 7469
Tel: (03) 6446 1170
Fax: (03) 6446 1180
Open: Daily 9am – 5pm. After hours by prior arrangement.
Access from the North West coast is via the 123km unsealed Western Explorer Road (C249). Access from the North East is through Waratah (B23) and then the unsealed (C247). Access from the South is via Tullah or Zeehan with both roads joining the unsealed C249 which arrives at the Pieman River.
Transport across the Pieman River is by barge only. If unattended during the day the barge can be paged using the buzzer on the right hand side of the barge pick up point near the river.Daily operating hours are 9am – 5pm, and 9am – 7pm (Daylight Savings). After hours crossings are only available by prior arrangement on Tel: (03) 6446 1170.
Corinna to: Arthur River – 109km (2.5 hours), Burnie – 124km (2.5 hours), Queenstown – 88km (1.5 hours), Strahan 99km (1.5 hours), Waratah – 69km (1 hour), Zeehan 153km (45 min).
The Western Explorer Road from Arthur River to Corinna is unsealed and winding in sections. It is recommended you allow plenty of time as driving conditions can be slow – be vigilant looking for oncoming traffic and keep to the left of the road on bends. If you are driving a hire car and plan to drive on the Western Explorer Road check if your hire car insurance covers you for an accident on unsealed roads. Some hire car companies offer limited cover when the car is on unsealed roads.
There are 14 eco retreats, 6 renovated miner’s cottages and a 100yr old hotel that has been transformed into a rustic backpackers. Advance bookings are strongly recommended all year.
There are limited camping sites, plus riverside sites for motor homes and caravans at Corinna Wilderness Experience. No powered sites available. Toilets and shower facilities are available. Overnight fees payable.
No bank or ATM access, or cash out facilities. The nearest ATM facilities are at Zeehan or Waratah.
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