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Tarkine Wilderness, Tasmania, Australia 

Where is it?

 in the North-West of Tasmania, Australia
from the Arthur River in the north down to the Pieman River in the South,
bounded by the West Coast and the Murchison Highway to the East

 

The word 'Tarkine' comes from one of a number of bands of Aboriginals that lived in the North-West Region of Tasmania. The 'Tarkiners' were a group who were based at Sandy Cape.

The Australian Heritage Commission describes the Tarkine as "one of the
world's great archaeological regions" due to the number and significance
of  aboriginal sites, many of which pre-date the pyramids.

There are descendants of the Tarkiners still living on Flinders Island in Bass Strait.
The Tarkine contains the second largest tract (over 377,000 hectares) of temperate rainforest on Earth (second only in size to that in British Columbia, Canada). Temperate Rainforest is the rarest of the rainforests, and more highly threatened than tropical and subtropical rainforests.

The Tarkine satisfies the entire cultural and natural heritage criterion which
makes a property suitable for inclusion on the world heritage list. It is currently under consideration for inclusion in The UNESCO World Heritage List.

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map of Tarkine Wilderness area



Julius River Camping Area



Arthur River


water weathered
log on bank of Arthur River



black water and white foam swirls - Rapid River


Tannin Tinted
Rapid River


Rapid River
with blue sky reflection


Rapid River Rocks


Rapid River Bridge


Sink Hole Near
Rapid River


Fern in Sink Hole


Tree Stump
at Milkshake Hills
Forest Reserve


Lake Chisholm
with a Little Mist


Lake Chisholm
with Blue Sky Reflection


Lake Chisholm
with Tree Reflections


Lake Chisholm Ducks


Spectacular Palms
in Lake Chisholm 
Forest Reserve


Old Growth Trees
in Lake Chisholm
Forest Reserve


Moss Covered Lichen
in Lake Chisholm
Forest Reserve



blank space




reserved for a photo from my next trip (can't wait to go back)




Donaldson River
surrounded by tree colour



Donaldson River from the Bridge




Donaldson River from the Bank



Donaldson River -
Other Side of the Bridge


Tarkine Wilderness Flowers


Savage River
Near Corinna


Arcadia II on the
Pieman River at Corinna


Waratah Falls

 

 

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