The famous Western Explorer Highway, which joins the north and the southern ends of the Tarkine has recently been upgraded. A well kept secret, the road offers visitors to the north west of Tasmania the chance to drive to either from end of the 450,000 hectare Tarkine region without backtracking.
Using funds from the Commonwealth Government Tarkine Walks program, contractors have recently completed the upgrade of the Huon Pine walk at Corinna.
Platypuses have been sighted in increasing numbers in the Whyte and Pieman Rivers. Sightings of whit breasted sea eagles continue on the Arcadia cruise to Pieman Head. At Corinna, there are Bennett’s wallabies in abundance, and many fine specimens of the superb blue wren.
Corinna has earned a reputation recently for providing guests with a warm welcome, quality, cosy accommodation, and the acclaimed facilities of the Tarkine Hotel and Tannin Restaurant. Management at Corinna have work hard to provide a wide range of nature based activities around the year.
Corinna enjoys strong interest from nature lovers in all parts of the world. Most of this is based on traffic to the website.
Corinna Wilderness Experience is one of only four tourism products in Tasmania to be accredited with Advanced Eco Tourism status by Ecotourism Australia.
Management at Corinna was informed in February 2009 of the inclusion of the legendary Arcadia II in the Australian register of Historic Vessels.
In the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in the Traveller section of the newspaper on March 7, 2008, James Stewart wrote about the new accommodation on offer in Tasmania.