orinna lies north of Strahan and west of Cradle Mountain on the west coast of Tasmania. At 40 degrees south, the nearest land mass to the west is two thirds of the way around the world at South America.
Corinna is accessible from the south and the north. Access from the south is by the unique Fatman barge crossing on the Pieman at Corinna. People crossing the Pieman from the south can travel from Murchison and the Reece Dam to the West or from Strahan and Zeehan to the south. Access from the north is via Smithton, Marrawah, and Arthur River to the Western Explorer Road. This journey really embodies the wilderness experience.
Alternatively, many guests travelling from Burnie will come through Waratah. Whichever way you come, you will, for a few kilometres, take a section of the famous “silica road”, an all weather surface using the tailings from the nearby silica mine. The locals say that this beautiful white road on either side of Corinna provides a better driving experience than the sealed sections.
We like to encourage visitors to Corinna to consider taking the WESTERN EXPLORER HIGHWAY. It is a good, all weather road that does not require four wheel drive vehicles between Corinna and Arthur River. Use of this road opens up the scope to explore the north-west corner around Stanley, Smithton and Arthur River – and beyond – without backtracking.
Download the printable map of Tasmania including Western Explorer routes and travel times.