We spent 3 nights at Corinna in a great self contained villa. We did not quite know what to expect and due to it's listing as a 'retreat' expected something a little more luxurious however we still enjoyed our time there.
The closest towns are around an hour away and the only way in/out are dirt roads and a barge if coming if from the south so check running tines if coming late at night etc.
The villas are great value and very private with fully equipped kitchenettes (so come prepared with all your food so you can cook your own meals!), couch with small stand alone fireplace, a small table to eat at and comfortable bedding! The bathroom was very minimal/clean and hot water/electricity runs off solar however we had no problems with that. There is absolutely no room service or housekeeping!
There are plenty of bushwalks mapped out from 15 minutes to 9 hours + and the surroundings really are beautiful. You can kayak up and down the river for $40 but other than that there is not alot else to do!
While we were at corinna temperatures reached 38 degrees inside making it far too hot to spend time in the sun so we read books all day!
There is a very small restaurant that is a little pricey considering the food ($28 for a main) that serves Aussie food - steaks, fish, chicken with chips, salad, mash etc. They mention on the website that there is a general store but this is not completely true. You can buy pasta, canned tomato, tuna, baked beans, milk, chocolate, chips and minimal vegetables (no fruit!) so definately come prepared with your own food because I wish we had!
If you like spending time outdoors, in the bush or on the river and you enjoy bushwalking Corinna is a beautiful spot to stay. However if you are looking for a 'retreat' perhaps look elsewhere...
I suggest coming in spring or autumn because a really hot day in the middle of the bush with no where to swim is not fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corinna is an historic town that is now a wilderness retreat nestled in the rainforest alongside the Pieman River. There is a range of accommodation at Corinna, including queen and family eco cabins, original miners cottages and camping. Facilities include a restaurant and bar. There is plenty to do with river cruises, hiking and kayaking to name a few popular activities.Corinna Wilderness Experience holds an advanced eco accreditation for the accommodation and river cruise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corinna Wilderness Experience Tasmania