Corinna

The tiny nineteenth-century township of Corinna is now a fully self-sustainable green-energy eco-resort.

Corinna Wilderness Experience

Corinna

Corinna is a remote historic mining town, now an eco-tourism haven set in pristine rainforest surrounded by stunning wilderness and great nature experiences.

This tiny ‘settlement’ sits at the southern end of the Tarkine wilderness area and is set amongst rainforest on the banks of the majestic Pieman River. Here, nature is the star and the old-growth rainforest is a living link with the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.

There are some iconic walks, from the accessible Huon Pine Walk to the more challenging Savage River, Whyte River and Mount Donaldson walks. These offer magnificent wilderness views.

Back at ground level, a river cruise aboard a historic Huon pine riverboat or kayaking journey reveal breathtaking rainforest reflected in the crystal clear waters. This is also a top spot for boating, fishing and bird watching.

Corinna was once a thriving gold mining town and is now an oasis for nature lovers wanting a genuine wilderness experience. Stay in self-contained retreats, historic miners’ cottages, backpackers or camp sites and the local hotel serves up Tasmanian produce with a healthy dose of Tasmanian hospitality.

Corinna is around a 2-hr drive (131 km) south-west from Burnie.

LOCAL TIPS

  • Walk through Myrtle Beech rainforest in the Tarkine Reserve
  • Stay in one of the restored miners’ cottages or the recently built Tarkine Hotel

 

Visitor Information

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
Email: sales@corinna.com.au
www.corinna.com.au

Open: Daily 9am – 5pm. After hours by prior arrangement.

How to get there

Road (self drive)

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.

‘Fatman’ Barge

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.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

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.

Accommodation

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.

Motorhomes and camping

There are limited camping sites, plus riverside sites for motorhomes and caravans at Corinna Wilderness Experience. No powered sites available. Toilets and shower facilities are available. Overnight fees payable.

Internet

None available.

Banks & ATMS

No bank or ATM access, or cash out facilities. The nearest ATM facilities are at Zeehan or Waratah.

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