Corinna (Pieman River)

Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Supplies Public Toilets Boat Ramp BBQ Picnic Area

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DISTANCES: Burnie 131Km (via Guildford/ Hampshire Road), 146Km (via Hellyer Gorge), Waratah 62Km, Savage River 28Km, Cradle Mountain 117Km

South west from Waratah, the visitor will find one of the most fascinating spots in Tasmania. Corinna, once named Royenrine, was first settled in 1881 and has a colourful history. It was a rip-roaring gold mining town with a population of 2,500 spread over an 8 kilometre area. The largest nugget of gold ever found in Tasmania weighed 243 ounces and was found in the nearby Rocky River in 1883.

Corinna is now popular as an area of spectacular wilderness scenery with short bush walks and good trout fishing in the Pieman River. The Western Explorer Road is the gravel highway between Zeehan and Smithton that takes you over the Pieman River by barge and winds idly through the beautiful Tarkine Rainforest and button grass plains. It is becoming a popular two-and-a-half day ride for bike and bike riding clubs.

The “Fatman” Barge crosses the Pieman to allow vehicles over, but has working hours, which change accordingly to the time of the year.

The boat cruise starts aboard the Huon pine built Arcadia II, which was used during the war.  The cruise takes you through beautiful rainforests and down to the jetty, close to the mouth of the river. Here you can walk past the shacks at Pieman Heads, to the beach and see Huon pine driftwood washed up by the sea. Picnics can be provided and bookings are by reservation only.


Scenic drives, fishing-river and lake, boat hire, bush walking, gold panning, river cruise & water skiing, kayaking and bike rides.