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Flora of the Tarkine – 3 day workshop


1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2016

A Workshop will be conducted at Corinna in the southern end of the Tarkine Wilderness.

Accommodation information


Corinna Wilderness Retreat is an eco-resort developed on the site of the original gold mining town of the late 1800’s, beside the Pieman River on Tasmania’s west coast. The lodge accommodation is excellent, comfortable and well equipped. Covered BBQ facilities are available.

The Tannin Restaurant in the tavern is open for dinner in the evenings and breakfast packs are available at the small shop for self-catered breakfast in your lodge.

Corinna has a special ‘Accommodation package’ with a group discount available to participants and reservations need to be made before 30 June 2016.

A separate deposit of $100 also needs to be paid by that date to Corinna towards the Workshop fee of $330 and the balance payable by 30 Sept 2016.

For booking details, information about Corinna and the Workshop payment, contact Kelly at: or phone 03 6446 1170. It is recommended participants arrive on Monday 31 October and leave on Friday 4 November unless they wish to extend their stay.

Workshop information

The workshop will be conducted each day from 9am – 3.30pm in the Tannin Restaurant which will be reserved each day for our use. The 3 day workshop fee of $330 includes morning and afternoon teas and a sandwich lunch (please advise any special dietary requirements).

Participants will need to provide their own drawing and painting materials, but tables, chairs and individual lighting will be provided, but not easels. You are welcome to bring your own. Details of painting materials required will be sent out closer to the date.

It is planned that on the first morning of the workshop the group will spend time in the rainforest selecting the specimen they intend to paint and studying growth habits.

Travel information

There are regular flights from the mainland to Launceston and Devonport/Burnie.

I take a direct flight from Brisbane to Launceston and pick up a rental car at the airport and drive to Corinna. (Allow 4.5 hrs.)

  • From Launceston, take Highway 1 through Devonport to Burnie.
  • At Burnie, turn on to B18 the Ridgely Highway, travelling through Ridgely until the B23 turn-off to Waratah.
  • Continue on the B23, the Waratah Road to Corinna, passing through the Savage River mining village.
  • The last few kilometers in to Corinna are unsealed, but a good surface which is well maintained.

The trip is scenic and enjoyable.

Hint: For self catering needs if required, it is advisable to stop at a supermarket in Devonport or Burnie en route. There is refrigeration in the kitchen of all lodges.
It is also advisable to fill up with petrol at Burnie as there is no petrol available at Corinna.

Detailed information about Corinna, the accommodation, costs, restaurant and history is available on their website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me about any workshop queries on: or phone 07 3870 2222 or 0403 172 223.

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