Welcome to The Tarkine Wilderness
Known as takayna in local Aboriginal dialect, the Tarkine is a 4470-sq-km stretch of temperate rainforest between the Arthur River in the north, the Pieman River in the south, the Murchison Hwy to the east and the Southern Ocean to the west. It’s a globally significant ecosystem that encompasses vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees, endless horizons of buttongrass plains, savage ocean beaches, sand dunes and extensive coastal heathland. It's also believed to be one of the oldest rainforests in Australia, and is home to several endangered species and extensive, ancient archaeological sites. Because of its remoteness, ferocious weather and isolation, the takayna/Tarkine survived almost untouched by modernity well into the 20th century and the region still offers a frontier-style experience for those keen to explore it.