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Nature, raw and pristine.

Took a daytrip up to Tarkine Wilderness. Just to breath the air was an experience. And the beauty... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Brisbane Region, Australia
One of many ways to experience magnificient Tarkine

Since I first experienced Tarkine and Tasmania North East couple of years ago, I constantly want to... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
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Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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All reviewstake your timewestern explorercouple of yearsboth sidesgreen pointbeautiful scenerypristine wildernessold treeswell worth the effortwilderness areaclosed dueday tripgravel roadpoints of interestflora and faunasinkholewalks
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took a daytrip up to Tarkine Wilderness. Just to breath the air was an experience. And the beauty. Huge tree ferns align the roadway, cattle grazing on greenest of green grass. And the silence. All in all so impressed. If you ever want to get...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Since I first experienced Tarkine and Tasmania North East couple of years ago, I constantly want to go back. It'll happen to you too if you, of course, a nature lover. Tarkine is unique and beautiful and has so many facets to it. Rough ocean...More

1  Thank Kartch
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Take a full day and take your time. There’s a lot to see and the roads are windy and sometimes slippery, but you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous scenery including Trowutta Arch, the Sinkhole, Chisholm Lake, Sumac Lookout and more.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The Talkine drive is a brilliant trek through remote and spectacular west country Tasmania. The scenery constantly changes as you go. Well worth the effort to get here.

Thank jaybee754
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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
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

1  Thank ActRegular_traveller
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
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
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
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

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Whyknot B
19 August 2018|
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Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
I think Western Explorer is only 77k. It's gravel and suitable for 2WD. I strongly suggest though confirming conditions with Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service. You can Google their office. Their rangers monitor all... More
Roslyn B
13 June 2018|
Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the main loop is sealed. If you decide to do a Western Explorer road, please note that although unsealed, this road is suitable for 2WD cars.