The Tarkine Drive introduces you to unique flora and fauna, globally significant rainforests, wild river landscapes and dramatic coastlines.
The Tarkine Drive will guide you through the dramatic and breathtaking wilderness of Tasmania’s Tarkine region.
The Tarkine is richly woven in human history and natural beauty. There’s plenty to do in the area, whether it is admiring the splendour of tall trees and graceful rivers in silent rainforests, or getting up close to a curious cow.
The best way to explore the richness of the Tarkine is by taking a journey of discovery on the north-west section of the Tarkine Drive and South Arthur Drive. There’s no better way to enjoy the sights: pretty coastal hamlets, rich agricultural land, cool temperate rainforest and wild places. Your journey can be as relaxed or as energetic as you like.
This drive allows easy access to the northern fringe of the Tarkine covering the State’s north-west corner. Travelling through forest reserves and working forests. Picnic facilities and forest walks are provided 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. This well-signed drive offers a variety of opportunities from river fishing, canoeing, and camping to walking and barbeques.