Corinna is an historic mining town, set in pristine rainforest on the banks of the majestic Pieman River in western Tasmania. Corinna is 60km north of Strahan, 70km west of Cradle Mountain and 18km from the Southern Ocean. It sits at the southern end of the Tarkine, the largest temperate rainforest in Australia – and is the northern most point where the famous Huon pine grows.
Corinna has something to offer for everyone, especially those who are after an “off the beaten track” holiday and are interested in the busy and colourful history of the town. In 2008, sixteen new wilderness retreats were built on-site with a rustic, original style to suit the township. The other original buildings, such as the Old Pub were renovated to help preserve their historical appearance and to now suitably house guests during their stay with us.
Corinna offers guests a variety of accommodation to choose from, all which ensure that they are comfortable and at home in the wilderness. All cottages have gas heating, hot water and bathrooms. While the cabins have a certain rustic external appearance, the experience inside is in contrast.
There are several activities on offer at Corinna which provide our guests with special, unforgettable experiences. Most notable are our river cruises, which are highly regarded by our guests and offer great commentary into the history of the Pieman.
Another option to explore the river is to on a kayaking journey, there are several kayaking destinations and one of the most popular is to Lovers’ Falls (3 hour return journey). A number of short walks leave from the Corinna township and are an absolute must do, even for visitors passing through or guests staying one night. The most notable of these include the Whyte River circuit (1.5hr loop) and Huon Pine walk (20min).
We sell a small selection of grocery supplies at reception, but do not sell perishable items. If you have any dietary requirements, we suggest you bring items to suit these requirements with you.
The Tannin Restaurant (named after the tannin stained waters of the Pieman River) is open for dining every day (except Christmas).
We run a continental breakfast service daily from 8am – 9:30am, which consists of: coffee, tea and juice , cereals and toast with spreads, muffins and fruit are also available. Lunch is available from 12pm – 2pm. Dinner is available from 6pm – 7:30pm and bookings are essential.
What To Expect
Corinna is positioned as a focal point between Arthur River/Smithton/Stanley; the Cradle Mountain area; and Strahan to the south. All of these well known locations can be reached within an hour or two from Corinna. To the west of Corinna lies the historic fishing village of Pieman Heads with its collection of shacks by the sea. Small settlements to the south at Granville Harbour and Trial Harbour, are rich in history.
A visit to the Pioneer Museum at Zeehan is a must while in the area, and visitors may also be interested in seeing Shirley Smith’s history museum at Trial Harbour. Camping grounds are available at Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour. To the north, the historic mining town of Waratah provides the springboard for a Philosopher’s Falls excursion, and a mining museum that has recently opened. The famous old Bischoff Hotel is still operating.
Adventurous guests can explore nature and mining history along the Whyte, Savage and Donaldson rivers. There is a unique 6km long water race (made from huon pine) to feed a hydraulic sluice near Mt Donaldson, a relic from the mining days. It is about 10km from Corinna. Corinna provides the perfect springboard for these activities and your hosts are able to help tailor experiences to suit your needs.
From $175 per room, per night
Original Roadmans Cottage. Double size bed, lounge area, small self contained kitchen (no oven), gas heating, linen supplied, ensuite, porch overlooking Corinna.
Two Bedroom Family Eco Retreat. Balcony overlooking the Tarkine rain forest, one queen bed, two single beds, linen supplied, bathroom, lounge area, fully self contained kitchen (no oven) and communal BBQ area.
Mezzanine Loft Family Eco Retreat. Balcony overlooking the Tarkine rainforest. Raised loft bedrooms with one king size bed and two singles. Fully self contained kitchen, open plan living area,bathroom, linen supplied, communal BBQ area.
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