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Tarkine Forest Adventure

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Smithton, Tasmania 7330, Australia
+61 3 6456 7199
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't waste your money, the maze isn't a maze at all and the slide is completely underwhelming. If you don't have any other chance to see the rainforest then this is OK but many more free walks in national parks. Grab the 60 great short...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring around the boardwalks and taking in the natural and creative environment.The slide was a heap of fun. Beautiful relaxing environment to visit.

Thank kellielsmith74
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Dismal Swamp yep very dismal drove there twice between 16/20 July and guess what...Not Open...even though the sign on gate said open. Gate was securely locked. Wasted time and fuel in our holiday to be disappointed. Sorry won't be bothering again. O and Web Site...More

Thank Kim B
MeshelleG, Owner at Tarkine Forest Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Sorry we are closed for Winter - June July & August re opening 1st September. Sorry google says"Tarkine Forest Adventures at Dismal Swamp Closed for Winter". Road signs have closed signage. Website says closed June July & August. We do try to advertise as much...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The service at the Forest Adventure was terrible. A wonder of the natural world, incredible bush surrounds and we could not even muster a smile! We had hoped to stay for afternoon tea but felt unwelcome.

Thank Naomi G
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Spent a great day wandering threw some old trees and countryside, a totally great way to loose yourself in nature.

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Yes, I shrieked, no, he didn't. I wasn't expecting the speed on that slide down but so fun. Only $2 per slide. Entry fee separate. I loved the tranquil atmosphere down on the forest floor (it is an ancient sink hole). Saw bilbies up close...More

1  Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We visited after being advised by Stanley information centre it was worthwhile, unfortunately we do not agree, the entry fee is not worth the experience, the slide ride is fast and bumpy and if you suffer from a bad back, neck or hip issues etc...More

2  Thank Ramsman67
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Even though the country there needs rain this was a lovely place to walk through. The slide down to the Dismal Swamp was a bit bumpy but fun for this old lady of 74 and the board walks are really well organised and interesting. Great...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We spend a good couple of hours wandering around with the 5yo & getting"lost"checking out the sculptures. Very friendly pademelons! Lovely setting. Felt the price was quite high given we didn't go on the slide. Staff were probably not as enthusiastic as they could be.

Thank Cloudsatsea
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes for this visit. All the tassie people ive spoken to recommended it. But sadly I was left really quite bored and uninspired. Id taken my camera to get some good photos and the only thing really that i photographed was a...More

4  Thank Eljay_99
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