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tarkine photography tour tasmania

Complete Tarkine – Rainforest & Coast


New dates: May 6 ~ 11, 2025 ** 6 spots available **

$3695 per person

** Tarkine photography workshop – shoot autumn fungi in the rainforest, waterfalls and river cruises as well as sunset on the rugged & remote west coast **

The complete Tarkine Photography Workshop! For 6 days we will explore the Tarkine rainforest including wonderful waterfalls and cruises along the Pieman and Arthur Rivers. We will spend 3 nights at Corinna after which we will transfer to Smithton and Arthur River via the stunning waterfall walk to Philosopher Falls. We will cruise the Pieman River at dawn and join the Arthur River Cruise to see sea eagles feeding. We will do two sunset shoots on the Tarkine coast near Arthur River. Autumn fungi a very special highlight!
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop - sunset, Tarkine Coast
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop – sunset, Tarkine Coast


Day 1: Depart Hobart for Corinna Highlights: Long day driving with regular photo stops on the way through Tasmania’s wilderness World Heritage Area (such as Nelson Falls).

Day 2: Full day in the rainforests around Corinna including early morning cruise on the Pieman River. Highlights: Early morning cruise on the Pieman River aiming to capture morning mist and reflections followed by a full day exploring the rainforest. Lots of fungi opportunities!

Day 3: More time on the trails around Corinna including a sunset shoot over Mt Donaldson and the buttongrass moorlands nearby.

Day 4: Philosopher Falls and transfer to Smithton Highlights: Half day at the beautiful Philosopher Falls, a real fungi lovers paradise. Sunset shoot on the wild west coast near Arthur River

Day 5: Arthur River Cruise Highlights: Half day cruise on the Arthur River including gourmet BBQ lunch. Sunset shoot near Arthur River.

Day 6: Tarkine Forest Drive Highlights: Half day exploring Trowutta Arch and other locations on the Tarkine Drive before returning to Hobart.

* The day to day order of activities is subject to change, but we will visit all listed locations.

6 day Tarkine photographic adventure - rainforest near Corinna
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop – rainforest near Corinna


$3650.00 per person (single/private room for all guests for all nights). Tour will run for 4-6 participants.

Includes three nights accommodation at Corinna; two nights accommodation at Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton, all transport (starting & finishing Hobart), all entry/cruise fees, all meals for the duration of the trip. Camera notes and post processing notes are also provided. Post processing session included if poor weather precludes one of our outdoor sessions. Participants will need to make their own way to/from Hobart.

Twin-share rates available to guests who are traveling together only (eg friends, partners etc).

6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop - sunset, Tarkine Coast
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop – sunset, Tarkine Coast

What to Bring

  • Camera, tripod and accessories. Don’t forget chargers and spare batteries/memory cards!
  • Wet weather gear (for yourself and for your camera). Warm clothing and head-torch for the sunrise/sunset shoots. Sun protection.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes (not sneakers).
  • Water bottle/snacks for our sessions in the field.
  • A full list of suggested items and a detailed itinerary will be forwarded to you during the booking process.
6 day Tarkine Photography tour - Philosopher Falls rainforest walk
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop – Philosopher Falls rainforest walk

Tour Notes

Sunset is approx 17:30 in May.

We will stay out on the coast for sunset and return to the hotel for dinner after sunset. The drive from the coast to the hotel is 45~60 minutes.

We will only undertake easy hiking, the main aim of the workshop being tuition and time in the field shooting. It is important to note of course that the nature of the workshop involves uneven rocky shorelines so please take care in the low light of dusk. The hike to Philosopher Falls is up to 40 minutes one way but the track is of a very good standard, although often wet and muddy.

** Please take all care and responsibility for your own equipment while outdoors **

The Tarkine is a remote area in the far north west of Tasmania which means all sorts of weather is possible. Please check the Marrawah weather forecast before the tour departs for an idea on what to expect on the coast. A raincoat and rain pants should be considered essential, as well as lots of warm clothing including thermal layers and possibly a down jacket for extra warmth and comfort. An umbrella can be a useful piece of equipment too, especially if you enjoy macro photography. A full list of suggested/recommended gear will be provided during the booking process.

Driving Times: Hobart to Corinna is approx 6 hours and includes multiple rest & photo stops. Corinna to Philosopher Falls is just over 1 hour on a very windy, unsealed road. Philosopher Falls to Smithton is 2 hours. The drive from Smithton to the west coast sunset locations is approximately 1 hour and includes short sections of gravel/unsealed roads.
6 day Tarkine Photography Tour - Tarkine Coast
6 day Tarkine Photography Workshop – Tarkine Coast

More Info & Bookings

For further information or any general enquiries about this trip please contact me.

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