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“Peaceful - Corinna, Tasmania”

Pieman River Cruise
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Corinna
Certificate of Excellence
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Peaceful - Corinna, Tasmania”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

The cruise from Corinna to the Pieman Heads in the Arcadia is memorable! The whole trip takes about 4 1/2 to 5 hours including one and a half hours walking from the jetty around Pieman Heads. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the history, geology, flora and fauna. The boat slowed down to look at specific native trees or a waterfall or a geological feature. It was a most relaxing and exhilarating experience!

Visited January 2014
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Australia
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“One of the highlights of any trip to Tasmania”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at the Tarkine Hotel in Corinna (the only option) in a wonderful cabin. No TV, no phone, limited electricity (they use solar panels, supplemented by a generator). They have a really good (Scottish) chef at the moment, so the restaurant is first class. The cruise down the Pieman was a wonderful experience, and very well organised. The old Arcadia 2 (a 1939 huon pine 53 footer) is a wonderful boat. The walks around Corinna are plentiful, and fascinating.

The road in is now mostly asphalt, and the short gravel sections are very good to drive on. We approached from Strahan, and left via Waratah - no problems at all. Unfortunately the Western Explorer road from Corinna to Arthur River is closed at the moment due to a landslip, and will be for some time. Best check if you intend to go this way.

It is all a bit expensive. Still a place this isolated, run to this high standard, is never going to be cheap.

Visited January 2014
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Russell Island
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“Pieman River and Corinna Tasmania”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just magical. The cruise on the Pieman River is far better than the Gordon River. Greater variety of vegetation. More peaceful - no phones or TV which means your holiday is totally undisturbed by those modern nuisances so sit back and just enjoy. More walks into the surrounding areas as well. On a rough day the Pieman River head would be wild. It was calm on our day, only 4 to 5 metre swells but they get really big at times. Next time we'd go back on a rough day to see it at its wildest. We should have spent 3 or 4 days there. Next time.

Visited September 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The cruise was amazing with a very knowledgable commentary from the skipper which really enhances the experience enabling us to identify and learn more about the wonderful native trees. There were many photo opportunities and we were able to leave the Arcadia and explore Pieman Heads. We stayed in an Eco Cabin and did several of the bushwalks. We want to return and visit the shipwreck.

Visited May 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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141 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“A great river cruise”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Corinna is an old mining town, now a low key tourist attraction on the Pieman River. A great friendly spot. The cruise itself is an experience not to be missed. You will cruise by thousand year old trees, so close you can touch them, sea eagles hunt from riverside trees. Then take a short walk to the wild Pieman Heads. Spend a couple of days at this great resort.

Visited April 2013
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