Discover the Tarkine

Our suggestions for the best itineraries to make the most of holidays in the Tarkine.


The best way to experience the beauty of the Tarkine is to take a walk or a hike. There are many walks available, you can download the walks guide and also some detailed walking track notes and maps.


The Tarkine has many opportunities for mountain bike experiences, as there are plenty of four wheel drive tracks and remote gravel roads to explore.

Waratah is the best place to base yourself, with a range of short and medium tracks available. You can ride 9km from the town of Waratah along an old four wheel drive track (Tinstone Creek track) to the abandoned town of Magnet and see the mine ruins from booming times past.

From here make your way along the abandoned Magnet Tram Line (8km) to the Waratah Road (B23). A short ride of 2.5km along the B23 will take back into the Waratah township.

Be prepared to get wet feet on this ride as there a few creeks to cross. [Take care crossing waterways, especially after wet periods]. The track is mostly gravel, fairly flat and varies in condition with plenty opportunity for mountain bike challenges such as puddles, mud, pot holes and ditches.

Enjoy the forest and beautiful ferns along Magnet Creek and the Arthur River. Keep your eyes open for the shy white Goshawk. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy this ride – half to a full day, depending upon your skill level and fitness.

Mountain biking map

The Tarkine is an extensive and wild landscape, making it ideal for a mountain bike adventure. The following map gives a detailed view on the mountain biking tracks in the Tarkine.



The size and the typography of the Tarkine lends itself to unique and captivating experiences….

Every season in the Tarkine is a very unique experience and one that can refresh the mind, and enliven the soul. Through our many years of experience, we have devised the following four season packages…


The Tarkine has many enthusiastic tour operators who provide specialised experiences in this unique part of the world.
Here you can find a number of operators who pride themselves on offering authentic and sustainable Tarkine experiences…




You can take a guided photographic tour in the Tarkine with experts who know the best places to capture the magic of this region. Some are:


Place the description for self drive itinerary.

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