The Tarkine Forest after rain


The Tarkine Forest Reserve is a huge area of temperate rainforest, sand dunes and coastal heathland with strong links to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Situated in Tasmania’s norht-west, the Tarkine Forest Reserve is roughly bounded by the west coast, the Arthur River to the north, the Pieman River to the south, and the Murchison Highway to the east. The area contains a wildly diverse landscape – including Australia’s largest patch of a temperate rainforest  – and a world of natural treasures including mountain ranges, wild river and cave systems, buttongrass moorlands, and a rugged coastline with long sandy beaches, grassy woodland, and coastal heath. The plant and animal life here is as rich and varied as the many habitats that support them. Local residents include the platypus, echidna, wombat, bandicoot, possum, and glider – not to mention the famous Tasmanian Devil and the state’s other predators, the spotted-tailed quoll, and eastern quoll.

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