克里斯汀（Christine），友好的管理者之一 科琳娜荒野体验, told me earlier that there’d been a bushfire across the river just last week. Now, looking around me at the waterlogged and muddy forest floor, the tree-fern branches lined with water droplets, and the patchwork of different coloured mosses covering almost everything, it’s pretty hard to imagine.
The hiking options from Corinna are many. I’d advise checking out the 科林纳活动地图 以获得更全面的清单，包括各种长度和难度的加息。更妙的是，到达科琳娜时与克里斯汀聊天。我在这里列出了我们与孩子们进行的三次短暂远足的详细信息。
时间： 1 – 2 hrs
入口位置： 签名的木板路就位于Tarkine Hotel酒店对面。还通往洞穴小龙虾观赏平台。
Huon Pine Walk
长度： 600 m（回程）
入口位置： The boardwalk begins from the car park, to the west of the “Fatman Barge”.
A little further on, the low drone of a generator at Corinna fades away completely, and there’s silence. Never complete silence, but the kind of silence that’s only broken by the occasional buzzing insect, the song of a fairy wren 要么 flame robin, 要么 the excited chatter of two little nature-loving kids. It’s blissful.
Though the walk is listed as a one hour circuit, we’ve already been walking for over an hour when we reach Whyte River. The kids are more than happy to take their time exploring this magnificent place and so are we, especially since there hasn’t been a single complaint from either of them the entire time.
The rest of the walk follows the Whyte and Pieman Rivers back to Corinna and, though the circuit takes us 2 hours in total, this part seems to fly by. The kids have been so good that we’ve promised them a bowl of chips at the pub when we get back, so I can probably already taste my amber reward.
考虑完整和全面 丛林漫步失败 we’ve experienced in the recent past, we’re proud and happy.
The fairy princess was a happy little hiker, but still had to be holding someone’s hand at all times
The fairy princess instantly falls in love with anything furry and cute. The pademelons are certainly no exception.
We all share a chuckle at her choice of names, but after a minute 要么 so I notice with surprise that there’s complete silence. Both the kidlets are sitting cross-legged on the timber decking, their eyes wide with amazement at these adorable creatures. For minutes, they savour their close encounter without a word, taking in their every movement.
It’s official. All four of us have already fallen in love with Corinna, and we’ve only been here for a few hours.
Our wilderness retreat has the look of a rustic 1880s miner’s cottage on the outside, but inside is beautifully restored with a modern bathroom and kitchen facilities. We’re all excited to see we’ll be sleeping on a mezzanine loft under sloped ceilings. Everything about the place is charming, right down to the tree-branch door handles.
During our three days we do a few hikes, take gigabytes of photos, stroll around the town learning about its history as a gold mining settlement, and have a bowl of chips and a beer on the pub’s veranda as we watch the “Fatman Barge” slowly move cars across the Pieman River.
On one unfortunately wet and windy day we even take a cruise 20 kilometres downstream to Pieman Heads on the Arcadia II, an impressive 74 year old boat crafted from Huon Pine and Tasmanian Hardwood. It turns out to be the perfect way to wait out the weather and still get our nature fix for the day, just from a different angle.
What we don’t get to do – and what I’d happily go back to spend another couple of weeks doing – is have a proper meal at the pub’s Tannin Restaurant, spot a platypus, do some fishing, go kayaking, 要么 have a better crack at getting through the multitude of hikes of varying lengths and difficulties. Better yet, Corinna offers the chance to kayak your way to a hiking trail that will lead you back to town on foot (staff will pick up your kayak for you later).
Did we then put them there, that they are ours to take away? Did we plant, tend,
要么 care for them, that they might be ours to uproot? By what right then, do we
take that which is not ours; were they given to us, that we might do with them as
– 色丁，由世界自然基金会澳大利亚分社出版（Ralph Ashton编辑）
我们决定继续进入热带雨林 老电报山 步行时，木板路很快就变成了一条模糊不清的泥泞小路，只有粉红色的丝带和树上的箭头才能向我们展示道路。
We scramble over fallen trees and duck under vines sheathed with lichen. Losing the path on several occasions, we end up exploring sections of forest darkened by the canopy of giant tree ferns, leatherwood, and myrtle beech, where it’s possible nobody else has stood for years.
The history of this place goes back much further than 1879, when gold was first discovered at Corinna. The most fascinating history lies inside the ancient trees surrounding us, within the decaying layers of moss, soil, and leaf-litter that we’re walking on, and in the hearts of the indigenous community who continue to have a strong link with the area (it was the indigenous 色丁r people who inspired its name).
我很幸运能有机会把孩子们带到这里与他们分享这个地方，这让我感到非常幸运。我试着向他们解释，每10,000名澳大利亚人中就有1人来过这里， unlikely to still be like this when they get to my age。他们小脸上的表情告诉我，至少在某种程度上，他们有点了解。无论哪种方式，他们都度过了美好的时光。
If you’re keen on seeing more of our little family holiday to Tasmania, check out 塔斯马尼亚与孩子们的第1部分, and also this wee video I put together…The fairy princess does her best TV host impression. Cuteness abounds.
There are a handful of campsites at Corinna, and the pub has guesthouse-style group accommodation. The most attractive option is the wilderness retreats. They are quite affordable and, considering the wild weather that Tassie is so well known for, I think they’re worthwhile. Check out Corinna的网站 有关定价等的详细信息。
The wilderness retreat kitchens are equipped with a stove-top, so if self-catering don’t bring anything that requires an oven. The other option is to eat at the Tannin Restaurant, which appeared to have some quite interesting dishes on offer. It’s a very short walk from both the wilderness retreats and campground.