Dec
06
2012

Explore Australia’s largest rainforest – The Tarkine

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The Tarkine, located in western Tasmania, offers a wilderness experience like none other, covering an expansive 447,000 hectares with the nation's "greatest concentration" of Aboriginal sites.

The rainforest is said to have survived from the time of the supercontinent Gondwanaland, which was believed to have held Antarctica, South America, Australia, Madagascar, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula together.

One of the world's most "significant remaining tracts of temperate rainforest" is also contained in the Tarkine, with the land named after the Tarkiner Aborigines, who once called the area their home.

If you're looking for a wild adventure, then the Tarkine is the place to be, where you'll encounter unique caves, witness outstanding mountain ranges, trek through the ancient rainforest, spot native wildlife and explore the rugged coastline.

The world's largest freshwater crustacean, the Giant Freshwater Lobster, calls the Tarkine home as well as Australia's largest eagle, the Tasmanian Wedge Tailed Eagle and the island's iconic marsupial the Tasmanian Devil.

Lace up your best hiking boots and fill up your bottle of water for a journey in the Tasmanian wilderness with Tarkine Trails.

There are a range of adventures you can embark on with Tarkine Trails, where you can get a taste of the rainforest and its history on the three-day Tarkine Getaway or have an in-depth experience of the wilderness and its splendour on the six-day Tarkine Rainforest Track.

The Tarkine Getaway will have guests embarking on a three-day adventure, trekking through the rainforest to explore the Huskisson River, tucking into lunch at Cradle Mountain and witnessing a beautiful sunrise from the Tarkine Longhouse deck.

Make sure to bring along your camera and a pack of batteries to capture the stunning view of the Tarkine and its surrounds.

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