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Thursday 16 May 2019

A sneak peek at Tasmania's new Tarkine wilderness walk

The Tarkine is a large tract of protected wilderness in north-west Tasmania. It is a jaw-droppingly beautiful region; the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere. 

This week I got to walk the newly refurbed Julius River Rainforest Walk, a short but stunning stroll through rainforest and eucalypt forest alongside a pristine wild river. 

The relatively flat walk has recently been given a new non-slip surface without impacting on the authenticity of the experience. 

One of the best things about the Tarkine is that it is accessible, yet remains wild and rugged. Many great opportunities exist to experience the extraordinary natural and cultural values the Tarkine represents. 

Recreational opportunities in the Tarkine include short and long walking tracks, kayaking, rafting, fishing, photography, camping, self-touring, wildlife viewing and nature appreciation.

Officially opened in 2015, the Tarkine Drive provides predominately sealed access to the area. 

The Julius River Rainforest Walk was only completed a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully these images tempt you to make a visit, and also to the nearby Arthur River. 

The Julius River region has excellent picnic facilities, parking and a public toilet. 

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