Blow through Burnie to allow for more time in the woods. When the long stretch of highway turns bright white—it was built from silica rock—you’re almost to Corinna (from $180), a gold rush settlement turned ecolodge on the edge of the tarkine wilderness. Follow the trail from your cottage to see ancient huon pines or spot platypi while kayaking on Pieman River. In the likely event it rains, escape to the lodge’s Tannin restaurant for a rib-eye steak.
This appeared in the November/December 2014 issue.