Arthur River

Surrounded by dense rainforest and named after the wild river that runs from the mountains to the sea, Arthur River is a great place for exploring the Tarkine wilderness, Tasmania's largest tract of temperate rainforest. The small coastal township of Arthur River is the northern entry to the Western Explorer (roadway) that leads from the coast to the beautiful Tarkine wilderness area.

MV George Robinson is a beautiful old steel-hulled vessel fitted out with Tasmanian timber and brass. Known as “The Red Boat”, it has been plying the Arthur River for 33 years. During the trip along the Arthur River to Turks landing you will see reflections of the lush vegetation in the tannin coloured river, densely forested river banks of myrtles, blackwoods, leatherwoods, sassafras, silver wattles and endangered Brooker’s gums. At Turk’s Landing, gaze up at the giant brown top stringybark (Tassie Oak) and marvel at the ancient giant tree ferns.