The west coast region is wild and rugged, home to some of the highest swells recorded in the world. Marked by vast sand dune systems and interspersed by rocky shores and coves, this coastline is regularly pounded by the Roaring 40’s, bringing waves up to 18 metres, with heights of 20 metres plus recorded at Ocean Beach.

There are over 300 beaches along a stretch of coastline that spans for 448km, with many areas only accessible via air or sea.

Corinna is located 20km due east of one of these beaches, and provides easy access to the Pieman Heads and Tasmania's west coast.

With the nearest landmass due west of Pieman Heads being Argentina at 18,000 km away, and due south being Antarctica at still a decent 5,000 km away, the weather is unpredictable and can change quickly. The ocean is treacherous and passage nowadays is not recommended.

There are many 19th century shipwrecks along this coast. Even some sailing ships negotiated the notoriously difficult Pieman Heads to bring provisions to Corinna.

There were five ships wrecked at Pieman Heads between 1853 and 1873, with three in the year 1867. Two of these, the Moyne and the Rose Ann, were skippered by one Captain Booth, who has a cottage named after him in Corinna.

Make the most of a trip to the wild west coast by camping out at the Pieman Heads using our vessel charter services, raise the bar for adventure by walking the Tarkine coastline to Interview River, or take the hassle out of planning by joining an adventure group below: