Activities

Find a Tarkine activity that suits you

The Tarkine is not just one wilderness, it provides an archipelago of experiences. See its vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees and engage with them as living links to Gondwanaland that it shared with Patagonia, Papua-New Guinea and New Zealand.

Picnic facilities and forest walks

The Tarkine drive allows easy access to the northern fringe of the Tarkine, covering the State’s north-west corner. The many activities and attractions include picnic facilities and forest walks at both the Julius and Milkshakes Forest Reserves, while other places include the Sumac Lookout and the picturesque walk through Lake Chisholm Forest Reserve to a beautiful sinkhole lake.

Tall Timbers 4WD Tours
Tall Timbers Adventure Tours

Venture out on a full-day tour aboard Tall Timbers’ luxury four wheel drive vehicle for a truly memorable and unique experience exploring the “Edge of the World” and Tarkine regions of Tasmania. Tours operate all year, excluding July, August and Christmas Day, and depart at 9:00am returning at 5:00pm from Tall Timbers Tasmania at Smithton.

  • 3-15 Scotchtown Road, Smithton
  • Toll Free: 1800 628 476 (within Australia)
  • Tel: (03) 6452 9000

Arthur River Cruises
Arthur River Cruises

Enjoy the serenity of the river and the unhurried pace of the MV George Robinson. Be spellbound by the magical reflections of the tannin coloured river.

Osborne Heli Tours
Osborne Heli Tours

Osborne Heli Tours’ operate a variety of scenic flights and experiences from the picturesque seaside village of Stanley.

Stunning views from above await as you follow the rugged coast to Woolnorth and Cape Grim or head inland to witness the beautiful Tarkine forests and the winding Arthur River.

Woolnorth Tours
Woolnorth Tours

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.

Edge of the World
Edge of the world

Experience the wild Roaring 40s winds that have created the rugged coastline of theTarkine. The ‘Edge of the World’ viewing platform is at Arthur River township, just south of the bridge over Arthur River.

Tall Timbers “Edge of the World” & Tarkine Wilderness Helicopter Experience
Tall Timbers “Edge of the World” & Tarkine Wilderness Helicopter Experience

Take a scenic helicopter fight over spectacular coastlines, the original Van Dieman’s Company property at Woolnorth and the rainforest canopy of the Tarkine Wilderness. Contact Tall Timbers Tasmania for tour departures, itineraries and prices.

  • 3-15 Scotchtown Road, Smithton
  • Toll Free: 1800 628 476
    (within Australia)
  • Tel: (03) 6452 9000

Tayatea Bridge
Tayatea Bridge

Easy access to the Arthur River (from the northern bank only). There are several great touring loops and roads in and around the Tarkine that provide great access points to different parts of the Tarkine. We recommend you purchase a 1:250,000 scale map of North-West Tasmania which allow you to orientate yourself to the main roads and access points to the region

Milkshake Hills
Milkshake Hills

A short walk leads through manferns and rainforest. A longer walk takes you through a succession of rainforest and wet eucalypt forest onto buttongrass plains with views.

Wild Coast Beaches
Wild Coast Beaches

The road from Arthur River township to the outpost fishing hamlet of Temma gives ready access to the coastline in many places. From Arthur River, walk up the rocky coast to Bluff Hill Point (one to two hours). Or spend the day walking amid massive sand dunes from the ‘Edge of the World’ south toward Sundown Point. Couta Rocks to Sarah Anne Rocks is a short half-hour walk that gives a taste of the rugged coastline.

Godfrey’s Beach Penguin Viewing
Godfrey’s Beach Penguin Viewing

The new viewing platform, is suitable for wheelchair access, it provides an incredible viewing experience on the foreshore, immediately below The Nut.

 

Dip Falls
Dip Falls

A short but steep walk leads to the base of the magnificent Dip Falls. Or across the bridge, a level walk and viewing platform provides unsurpassed views of the top of the falls. The water flows over hexagonal basalt columns, formed from the cooling of this volcanic rock. Opposite the car park, a gravel path will take you to the remains of an old boiler which powered a mill for sawing blackwood in the 1920s.

Big Tree
Big Tree

A further kilometre along the road from Dip Falls, the Big Tree grows amongst spectacular wet eucalypt forest. The boardwalk around the base of this tree lets you get up close to one of the many forest giants of the Tarkine.

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