Pieman Heads Tasmania.

The Amazingly Fantastic Pieman Heads, Located on the Wild West Coast in Tasmania. It certainly doesn’t get much wilder than Pieman Heads!

On board the Arcadia 2.
Early morning mist on the Pieman River.

After the beautiful early morning river cruise onboard the majestic river boat (Arcadia 2) from the very tiny settlement of Corinna on the edge of the Tarkine Wilderness,we hiked 1 hour to our camping spot. Camping was a bit daunting after seeing a scorpion near the tent, but l managed to get a good nights sleep. 

Campsite ready.


 If you are not inclined to camp out with the scorpions, you can make your way over to the finest accommodation in town, only a short stroll from the campsite you can nestle in for a home cooked meal and comfy bed in this fabulous little studio. Cooking utensils and blankets provided so no need to bring your own, which means you get to travel lightly, no noisy neighbours to keep you awake during the night, so you get a decent sleep. you can share the room with a friend or two because you have bunk beds.

Great views from the ‘rustic studio’.
Cooking appliances readily available.
A comfy bed for the night.

 The landscape is very harsh so accommodate yourself with very good hiking boots, conditions can become very cold so make sure your winter woolies are packed into your rucksack.

There is an endless source of subject matter to photograph, from rugged seascapes to intimate landscapes, rustic cabins and abandoned rusted cars bodies and parts scattered all around the region.

Remnants of old cars are scattered about Pieman Heads.


The most impressive side to Pieman Heads would have to be the Rugged Coastline and Landscapes. The landscape is baron and very much unchartered by the masses, so exploration is recommended to become familiar with the terrain.

harsh rocky terrain.
Fire threatens surrounding landscape.

The area is very isolated and windswept with seriously wild surf, the rockstacks are craggy with very very sharp edges, the edges of the rocks along the ocean appear to look like pie crusts, brittle but have stood the test of time.

Sunset at Pieman Heads.
Piecrust edgings and awesome coastline.


Darren J.

Pieman Heads

Here is an image from my 2011 archives. March 2011 was my first Tasmanian photographic expedition; fellow photographer Rob Featonby and I spent two weeks travelling around Tassie, living out of the four wheel drive in what was an amazing getaway.

This particular image has been hiding away in my files until recently – I was back-tracking through my Tassie images and stumbled across this beauty – with a few Photoshop adjustments it’s looking a treat.

The location is Pieman Heads in Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness. Access is via a river cruise from Corrina along the Pieman River on the Arcadia 11 down through to the wild West Coast at Pieman Heads.

I’m looking for a few seascape photographers or lovers of nature to come and explore this wonderful region of Tasmania. Approximate time 1 week, setting off on a boat cruise down the Pieman River to the North side of Pieman Heads, setting up tents in the coastal camp.

The region is harsh and rugged, remote with no local shops and no way back except for boat pick-up. If you are interested in exploring this region, drop me an email expressing your interest and availability.

Darren J.

take me with you, north pieman heads, tasmania, australia