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Not Quite Pristine

Whilst most of the drive is through truly spectacular rainforest, the drive in and out is through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill D
The takine drive

Grezt views of diffient size and stage of sink holes, rivers, walks in forest, waterfalls, lookouts.

Reviewed 6 days ago
kate h
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Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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All reviews take your time western explorer couple of years both sides green point beautiful scenery pristine wilderness old trees well worth the effort wilderness area closed due day trip gravel road points of interest flora and fauna sinkhole walks
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst most of the drive is through truly spectacular rainforest, the drive in and out is through clear felled areas that appear to have had no attempt made at cleaning up or rehabilitation.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Grezt views of diffient size and stage of sink holes, rivers, walks in forest, waterfalls, lookouts.

Thank kate h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the loop from Smithton to Edge of the World, down to Couta Rocks, Sumac Lookout then straight up (not looping out to Sinkhole and Rapid River). We started and ended at Wynyard. Overall, I was underwhelmed. If you are in the area and...More

Thank KillBill
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took a daytrip up to Tarkine Wilderness. Just to breath the air was an experience. And the beauty. Huge tree ferns align the roadway, cattle grazing on greenest of green grass. And the silence. All in all so impressed. If you ever want to get...More

1  Thank _elizabethhansen1959
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Since I first experienced Tarkine and Tasmania North East couple of years ago, I constantly want to go back. It'll happen to you too if you, of course, a nature lover. Tarkine is unique and beautiful and has so many facets to it. Rough ocean...More

4  Thank Kartch
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Take a full day and take your time. There’s a lot to see and the roads are windy and sometimes slippery, but you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous scenery including Trowutta Arch, the Sinkhole, Chisholm Lake, Sumac Lookout and more.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The Talkine drive is a brilliant trek through remote and spectacular west country Tasmania. The scenery constantly changes as you go. Well worth the effort to get here.

Thank jaybee754
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Just absolutely great. It is really a two day trip rather than doing the full circuit. There are a lot of places to see and visit from the coastal sites to the deep rainforest areas of the State forests. All tracks are well marked and...More

Thank kerryjohn2014
Reviewed 17 March 2018

If people are expecting this to showcase pristine wilderness, they will be disappointed. It certainly did not live up to the glossy brochure we saw everywhere. This is not the Tarkine you may have seen wonderful green photos of - head down towards Corinna for...More

1  Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 16 March 2018

A really nice drive through lovely forests incorporating some great views & short walks (max 30-45 mins return) to attractions (sinkholes, lakes). It is a circular trip but you can join at several spots - either coming from Arthur River or Smithton area - &...More

Thank Peter_4825
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Whyknot B
19 August 2018|
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Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
I think Western Explorer is only 77k. It's gravel and suitable for 2WD. I strongly suggest though confirming conditions with Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service. You can Google their office. Their rangers monitor all... More
Roslyn B
13 June 2018|
Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the main loop is sealed. If you decide to do a Western Explorer road, please note that although unsealed, this road is suitable for 2WD cars.