Wild West Coast
his dramatic coastline, seen by few people, is far more rugged and exposed than Tasmania’s eastern or northwestern coastline. Marked by vast sand dune systems, interspersed by rocky shores and coves, this coastline is regularly pounded by the Roaring 40’s bringing waves up to 18 metres. The nearest landmass due west of Pieman Heads is Argentina, 18,000 km away.
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, three in the year 1867. Two of these, the Moyne and the ROSE ANN, were skippered by one Captain Booth.
For more adventure on the waterways around Corinna, see our selection of River Cruises.