Stay in the Tarkine Wilderness of north-west Tasmania, Australia
Updated: Oct 8, 2021
Peace and tranquillity await the traveler in the isolation of the Tarkine Wilderness at Corinna. Without internet or mobile phone coverage, it is a wonderfully secluded time out from the rush of modern life. I recently had the great pleasure of staying a weekend in a comfortable and modernly decorated one bedroom cottage at Corinna.
There are ten, one bedroom cottages and four, two bedroom cottages in this little village type accommodation.
Looking at the cottages from the outside, they are rustic with welcoming verandahs, chairs and table just calling out for you to come sit and relax. Inside is a different story. Modern features and furniture surprised and delighted me. There was a back verandah that overlooked the rainforest, close enough to touch.This was such a lovely spot to sit with a drink and just be present.
Rainwater tanks supply fresh water and the fire was deliciously warm. The whole cottage was cosy. A fully equipped kitchen featured a cook top and small refrigerator. There is no oven or microwave. Tea and coffee supplies were a lovely touch.
An extremely comfortable queen sized bed awaited me and I had a restful and undisturbed sleep.
The old produce store is now a communal barbeque area, complete with a local resident who greeted me upon arrival.The large wood fire in the centre of the area is perfect to keep you warm as you socialise with others.
Visitors can hire kayaks and explore the Pieman River. Fishing is also a popular activity here. Hikes and bush walks are also to enjoyed. I thoroughly loved my one and a half hour Whyte River Walk which started near the cottages. Click here to read about the walk.
In 1881 the short lived town of Corinna was established when a government store was built to service the nearby gold mines. There was a population of over 700 people here back then, and two hotels. By 1919 the town was abandoned.
The renovated Corinna hotel today hosts a restaurant and bar for travellers. The Tannin restaurant source Tasmanian produce, and their soup is a favourite specialty.
You can pick up a few essential groceries supplies here as well. The bar staff were friendly and chatted away with me while I enjoyed a refreshing drink after my bush walk.
There are a few camping spots near the hotel. As they are in demand, it is best to book ahead too.
Although I only spent a weekend at Corinna, it will be forever remembered as a place of tranquility, solitude and peace. This is a great destination to slow down, breath nature in through all your senses, and recharge your inner spirit.
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