If ancient forests, secret waterfalls, and secluded rivers sound appealing to you, then you must visit Corinna on your next Tassie adventure.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which this adventure takes place who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants, for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.


  • Corinna Wilderness Experience
  • Lovers Falls
  • Cruising the Pieman River by boat or kayak
  • An abundance of day walks

Tasmania’s beauty is no secret, but Corrina is a hidden gem in its North West that’s managed to stay off the beaten track of most travellers. From the moment you arrive in this rainforest oasis, you can’t help but be immersed in nature and feel ready to explore it.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a relaxing retreat or an adventure packed few days, this pocket of the Tarkine is the perfect fit.

Kayaking the Pieman River

Bring your own or hire a kayak from Corinna Wilderness Experience and spend your day paddling up and down the Pieman River.



There are five main points of interest up and down the river:

  • Whyte River
  • Savage River
  • Little Savage River
  • Lovers Corner
  • Lovers Falls

If you’re short on time (or simply can’t decide!), a trip to Lovers Falls is a must (3 hour return). Paddling down the river surrounded by dense forest feels otherworldly. The river is wide and a perfect spot for bird watching as you make your way to the falls. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the magical staircase at the edge of the water – an icon of this oasis.



Tie up your kayak and make the 20 minute return walk to the falls. Whether it’s flowing or not, this is a truly wonderful way to spend half a day in the Tarkine.


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If kayaking isn’t your thing, you can step aboard the historic Arcadia and make the journey by boat.

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The Tarkine Rainforest is thousands of years old, and its presence is palpable. After observing the outer edges from the river, you’ll be itching to immerse yourself deep into this unique part of the world.
There are five walking trails that leave directly from Corinna Wilderness Experience, and even more that are only a short drive away.


Huon Pine Walk – 20 min return 

Accessible by wheelchair, this short walk highlights the intense biodiversity of the area. As you meander along the boardwalks you’ll pass Sassafras, Celery Top Pines, Leather wood, and of course Huon pine. Don’t let the short length fool you – this walk highlights the ancient history of the plants, animals, and people of this area. Take your time, observe the smalls details and read the plethora of informative signs along the way.


Whyte River Loop – 1 hour return 

This is a perfect afternoon walk that mostly follows the edge of the river. The trail departs from the end of the campground, but it won’t take long for you to feel as though you’re far away from any form of civilisation. There are a few places to sit and admire the views or eat a packed picnic in peace.


Mt Donaldson Walk – 4 hour return 

We unfortunately ran out of time to make it to the top of Mt Donaldson, but if you’re looking for a challenge it is easily accessible by car. The summit walk is exposed at times, so be sure to be well prepared with enough food and water, plus a hat and a wind breaker. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views from the top.

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We set up camp on one of the riverfront unpowered tent platforms. It was a heavenly view to wake up to and the perfect spot to watch the sky change colour in the evening. Whilst we initially booked for one night, we quickly realised we needed some extra time to explore this special place and booked a second night on arrival.



Unpowered tent/caravan sites are available for booking from the Corinna Wilderness Experience depending on how you want to set up your base. There’s no camp kitchen, so you need to come prepared if you want to cook your own meals. All rubbish needs to be packed out to help the lodge minimise its environmental footprint and don’t forget to bring gold coins to take advantage of the hot showers.

There are also a range of cottages available with all the creature comforts of linen, kitchen facilities, and ensuites.

The Tarkine Hotel bar and restaurant are also open daily for delicious food and drinks.

Essential Gear

  • Tent and sleeping gear (if camping)
  • Camp stove (if camping)
  • Food and water
  • Camera
  • Swimmers
  • Daypack
  • Sun safe clothing for kayaking and hiking
  • Trail shoes
  • First aid kit

How To Get There

Located in the remote North West of Tasmania, windy silica road will take you to the ‘gateway of the Tarkine’. Due to its unique location, Corinna can be accessed via the north or south.

If making your way from the North Coast, it’s a 3-4 hour drive into Corinna.

If you’re coming from the south, you’ll have the opportunity to put your car on the Fatman cable-pulled barge and drift into your destination.

To truly experience the Tarkine, plan your entry and/or exit from Corinna via the Western Explorer Road.

We decided to access Corinna from the south. Leaving from Lake Roseberry, we stopped in Zeehan for a final stock up of food, fuel, and ice. When it came time to (reluctantly) leave Corinna, we headed north and stopped in Marrawah, Arthur River, and Stanley. The wild West Coast was unlike anywhere else in Tasmania with its majestic forests, rugged coastlines, and whipping winds.


Feature photo by @mitch.cox