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Corinna

In the Tarkine forest, West Tasmania

rain 17 °C

Encircled by the ancient trees of the Tarkine forest on the banks of the Pieman River, the once unruly gold-mining township of Corinna has been revitalised as a little tourist village. Some of the original buidlings are still standing, like the old pub and the butchers shop. We camped in the Corinna campgrounds on the banks of the Pieman River for a couple of nights.

The Tarkine rainforest is dense here with lots of man ferns and huon pines, resident pandemelons and Bennets wallabies. The Tarkine is the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. There are lovley walks around Corinna and we did a couple between the rain showers.

After the gold rush in Corrina, which lasted only a few years, the town was abandoned but a Swedish sailor called Johnny Arnberg stuck around and became the sole resident of Corinna for 38 years (1899-1937). The pub in Corinna and the bay south of Pieman Heads is named after him.

After exploring Corinna we took the Fatman Barge across the Pieman River and the Cruiser and Quantum just made the axle-to-axle restriction of 9 meters. From the Pieman river we travelled further south through Zeehan to Strahan on the Macquarie Harbour.

The Tarkine

The Tarkine

The Old Butchers Shop

The Old Butchers Shop

The Old Pub

The Old Pub

Old petrol pump

Old petrol pump

Hunstsman Cottage

Hunstsman Cottage

Man fern

Man fern

Pandemelon

Pandemelon

Tarkine forest flowers

Tarkine forest flowers

Tarkine wilderness

Tarkine wilderness

Forest walk

Forest walk

Fatman Barge

Fatman Barge

Crossing the Pieman

Crossing the Pieman

Posted by KobusM 19:55 Archived in Australia

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