The Tarkine & Arthur Pieman Conservation Area
The Tarkine Coastal and Rainforest Wilderness and Arthur Pieman Conservation Areas contain some of Tasmania’s most stunning natural wonders. Native wildlife is abundant. Kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, quolls and Tasmanian devils still thrive in the area. Native birds, including the yellow-tail black cockatoo, wrens, black swans, Cape Baron geese, wedge-tail eagles and sea eagles are regularly seen in the area, along with an abundance of local and migratory seabirds.
The Arthur River can be explored either by cruise boat or by road. The cruise boats depart regularly from the mouth of the Arthur River. Alternatively, visit the forest by driving the newly completed loop road, which traverses both the coastal buttongrass and ti-tree plains, then winds up into the tall temperate rainforests and the upper reaches of the Arthur River.
The Tarkine Wilderness and Arthur Pieman Conservation Areas provide opportunities for visitors to experience walking or hiking into vast areas of isolated and deserted southern ocean beaches, as well as pristine rainforest and wild, undisturbed West Coast rivers.
You can also explore the sensitive coastal Aboriginal areas at Sundown Point and Mount Cameron. These areas are managed by ‘Parks Tasmania’.
The small farming community of Marrawah is one of Tasmania‘s most productive beef and dairy farming locations, with its lush, rolling hills and coastal flats near Green Point beach. This beach, as well as “West Point”, provide some of the best surf not only in Tasmania, but in Australia. Marrawah township also has a hotel (meals are available) and a General Store/Post Office.
Marrawah and surrounds provide a number of locations for anglers. Fish the numerous ocean beaches, the Arthur River estuary and smaller rivers, as well as a number of isolated bays along the coast.Off-road 4-wheel driving is allowed in some areas, but a permit must be obtained from the Parks Office situated at the Arthur River Settlement. Canoe and Boat Hire are also available at this location.
Arthur River Cruises
The Arthur River is one of the truly wild rivers of Australia. The cruises visit the remote upper reaches of the Arthur River as it winds its way through the Tarkine temperate rainforest. You may also sight the local Sea Eagles that live in this undisturbed environment.
The Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area provides a range of opportunities for creational driving and fishing.
Please obtain your Arthur-Pieman Recreational Driver Pass if you intend to drive on designated recreational vehicle tracks. Visit Parkes & Recreation for more information.
Visit Cape Grim on Woolnorth’s rugged Tasmanian west coast and breathe the cleanest air in the world. This is recorded at the Baseline Air Pollution Station that is situated on the cliffs of the Cape Grim coastline.
Roam thru Cookhouse Cottage and step back in time as you read about the early history of the property and the Van Diemens Land Company from the pictorial displays. See Tasmania’s largest Windfarm