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“A Memorable & Life Changing Experience”

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Tarkine Trails - Tarkine Rainforest Retreat
Reviewed 11 December 2012

My husband & I were fortunate enough to spend 4 wonderful days in the Tarkine. The effect it had on us is indescribable. We expected something "magical" and were not disappointed. Had to keep pinching ourselves that we were immersed in this enchanting wonderland of such beautiful old, old, old growth trees and the most fantastic fungi, ferns and vines. We were especially intrigued with the numerous little crays" houses that we were desperately careful not to squash as we plodded nearby. We of course couldn't have and wouldn't have been able to explore this precious forest without our two wonderful and knowledgeable guides, Trevor and Jane. They took great care with all of us and their passion for the Tarkine forest and coastline was infectious and we are so grateful to them. It is a "special" place that must be protected at all costs and we urge anyone looking for a "life changing experience" to go as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Just completed a fantastic 4-day long weekend with emphasis on forest and fungi photography with Wynyard Camera Club members and friends accompanied by Tasmanian landscape photographer Chris Bell and local Wynyard photographer and Club Patron, Phil O'Neill.
Sixteen people enjoyed a catered camp under canvas in permanent tents with comfy stretcher and mattress, kitchen/dining/communal meeting shelter with wood fire and tremendous views, composting toilet and 'bare all to the bush' bathroom. No swimming pool provided but definitely no time for that!!! No need for fitness centre as plenty on offer with hikes/walks as well as photography, fireside chats, etc. Only two leeches found the whole time. The time away was a great 'bonding' time for our Club. Members pitched in for kitchen duties and shared photography skills. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide/host and guest photographer who spent individual time with all and answered endless questions.
We were given a good understanding of the history of the Tarkine and the current challenges the region faces. Guide/jhost Darvis provided a unique insight into the Tasmanian Devil Program that Tarkine Trails are involved with and we had an opportunity to visit one of the camera installations they maintain and check for pics of devils with facial tumours. Fortunately this disease has not reached the area as yet.
The trip was professionally run and the operators are very safety conscious and respectful of the environment. I am sure a fabulous time, great food and new/closer friendships similarly await any who get involved with Tarkine Trails.

Room Tip: Tents are placed in areas throughout the forest in proximity to facilities but sedparated enough to...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

It was an unforgettable 4 days. I expected it to be beautiful and amazing, and I wasn't disappointed. Our guide Darvis, the accommodation, the food, and the amenities were all great. What I didn't expect was the emotional response I felt to this amazing landscape, it bought me to tears more than once. How very privileged we are to still have a place like this to visit in this world. It must be protected, whatever it takes.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

My husband and I will never forget the sublime 6 day trek in the Tarkine rainforest with Tarkine Trails. The whole thing was simply stunning - the company, food, knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides - and of course the most amazing ancient and truly pristine wilderness. We feel so lucky and privileged to have set foot in this beautiful remnant of a time long ago. Still untouched - hopefully for ever.

Room Tip: Your room is a tent - the ones supplied by Tarkine Trails are excellent and very light.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Wow - our 2night / 3 day trip into the magnificent Tarkine Rainforest was truly spectacular. This part of the world needs to be protected so many generations to come can share the joy it has to offer.
Tarkine Trails were very professional and friendly team right from booking to saying goodbye to our amazing guides Rob & Clare. I couldn't recommend highly enough this trip. For me "the very unfit" the hiking was difficult but for the normal fit person it would be confortable yet challenging. To walk and see what others have not takes your breath away.
The Long House provides a central spot to gather chat, eat, drink and enjoy.
Food and drink was top class and out tent was spacious, dry and a lovely place to sleep, drifting off to the sounds of the rainforest was beautiful.

Room Tip: the tent further away is quite dark and may be a little damp
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Bev F
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Additional Information about Tarkine Trails - Tarkine Rainforest Retreat

Address: Boco Road, Tullah, Tasmania 7321, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Tullah
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Tullah
Price Range: $1,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tarkine Rainforest Retreat gives visitors access to a remote section of the Tarkine rainforest and the opportunity to experience the ancient rainforest from a comfortable base camp. Nestled amongst ancient forests and Eucalypts at Tiger Ridge, the retreat is the first of its kind in the region, and includes large private permanent tents erected amongst the trees, and the new Tarkine Longhouse – the hub for meals and relaxation around the fireplace. Located on the edge of a forested valley, the Tarkine Longhouse features an open design that allows guests to connect to the surrounding forests on three sides, and a cantilevered veranda extending into the lush canopy. ... more   less 
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