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The Tarkine Drive

Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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Magnificent views on full circuit

Just absolutely great. It is really a two day trip rather than doing the full circuit. There are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kerryjohn2014
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Grafton, Australia
Meh!

If people are expecting this to showcase pristine wilderness, they will be disappointed. It... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
ActRegular_traveller
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Canberra, Australia
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Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just absolutely great. It is really a two day trip rather than doing the full circuit. There are a lot of places to see and visit from the coastal sites to the deep rainforest areas of the State forests. All tracks are well marked and...More

Thank kerryjohn2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

If people are expecting this to showcase pristine wilderness, they will be disappointed. It certainly did not live up to the glossy brochure we saw everywhere. This is not the Tarkine you may have seen wonderful green photos of - head down towards Corinna for...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A really nice drive through lovely forests incorporating some great views & short walks (max 30-45 mins return) to attractions (sinkholes, lakes). It is a circular trip but you can join at several spots - either coming from Arthur River or Smithton area - &...More

Thank Peter_4825
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Took the Tarkine Drive after visiting Arthur River. The drive didnt live up to the brochure. Although the lookouts and helpful walks were interesting the drive was through what appeared to be patchy forrest. Alot of dead trees and not much wilderness. I had driven...More

Thank 9waynep
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was raining the day we drove the Tarkine Forest Way, but that didn't detract from seeing some spectacular sights along the way. Lake Chisohlm is a gentle 30 minute walk from the car park and the Sinkhole is right by the side of the...More

Thank CandMAdelaide
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Spent a day driving and walking through the Tarkine. Best spots were Balfours track - a walk into an amazing dell magically full of mossy tree trunks and perfect ancient ferns and Lake Chisholm - a sink hole - absolutely still dark water. Easy walking...More

Thank PoddlebonkF
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Beautiful scenery. Quite a few places to stop along the way. Walks to see most of the interesting sites. Trowutta Arch was amazing. Sinkhole was unusual. Most of the stops involve a walk, some of up to 1 hour return. Need at least a day...More

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We drove a long way, staying overnight in Stanley, so we could dedicate a day to the Tarkine. I see from previous reviews that the best section is from Arthur River to Corunna, and that bit we didn’t do. We did just the circular paved...More

Thank janthefan
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The drive through the Tarkine is spectacular with beautiful forests and scenery. The picnic facilities at Kanunnah Bridge are a little neglected and Milkshake Hills was closed. The walk to lake Chisholm is spectacularly beautiful and worthwhile.

Thank Rean d
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We really enjoyed driving home via The Tarkine Drive So many great places to stop off at. Some amazing walks in the Rain Forest

1  Thank Shazsarale
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