Hidden away in the remote and dense rain forest in west Tasmania is the incredible Corinna Eco Park.
This place was once a thriving town in the 1800’s due to the gold being found in the area. With hotels and shops it was a busy, remote oasis. After the closing of the mine, Corinna was left abandon for many years. Eventually the government put out a tender for someone to clean-up the place and turn it into a remote holiday park.
Sitting right on the Pieman River, Corinna is a place that you have to visit if you’re in Tasmania and you should stay here among the forest for a while. If you’ve only got a few hours or the day spare, it’s still worth visiting to make use of the river and world-class bush walks.
If you do stay overnight, chose between one or two bedroom timber cabins, otherwise set up your tent/trailer/caravan down at the campsite by the river, right next to the rest of the park but hidden away.
There’s a nice rustic timber building in the centre of the park that has a general store, restaurant and showers. From here you can grab a meal or book activities including kayaking and canoeing or a tour down the river in a small, original cruise ship.
Some stunning walks start at this park. There are loads of short walks through the rain forest with dry river crossings. We spent a few hours exploring the Savage River and looking at the tree ferns and other native cool climate trees. It’s a big call, but this would have to be the best day hike I’ve ever been on as far as how beautiful the plant life was, but we did have an amazing guide from Tasmanian Safaris explain the flora and fauna in detail which helped make the experience so good.
Camping at Corinna
The campground is part of the park but tucked away by the river. Each campsite has plenty of space and are semi-private two or three borders of each site being plants, forest or the river.
You can set your tent up on timber platform and park right by your camp site.
It’s a really beautiful spot and worth spending several days, especially due to the incredible bush walks and the kayak hire.
There are full facilities including toilets and paid showers ($2 per 2 minutes due to their lack of water supplies) behind the general store, about 10-20 metres from the campground enterance.
Campground and Cabin Rates at Corinna Eco Park
I believe a camp site is $40 per night, one bedroom cabins are $230 and two bedroom cabins go for $290 per night, but be sure to double check all prices with the park operators.