Travel website Experience Oz has selected the Corinna Wildnerness Experience to feature in its ‘Tasmania Bucket List’ – a collection of the top one hundred things to see and do in Tasmania.
The Corinna Wilderness Experience provides an escape from mass tourism, to one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world, where guests are at home in the wilderness.
The Arcadia II was built in 1939 by Charles McKay as a leisure cruiser for George Rometech, the owner of the Arcadia Hotel in Hobart.
At the time of all the controversy surrounding the damming of the Gordan River holes were also being drilled to dam the Pieman River. Whilst there was much public outcry and protesting about the Gordan, the Pieman River had very few voices in its corner.
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.