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The Tarkine - Gondwanan rainforest
Rainforest, Rivers, Mountains, Middens, Sand dunes
The Tarkine represents Australia's largest remaining single tract of
Gondwanan rainforest and is the largest wilderness dominated by
rainforest in Australia.
The Tarkine contains approximately 1,800 km² of rainforest, around
400 km² of eucalypt forest and a mosaic of other vegetation
communities, including dry sclerophyll forest, woodland, buttongrass
moorland, sandy littoral communities, wetlands, grassland and
The area comprises a number of wild rivers, exposed mountains,
globally unique magnesite and dolomite cave systems and the largest
basalt plateau in Tasmania to have retained its original vegetation.
There are also large sand dune areas extending several kilometres
inland. Some of these contain ancient Aboriginal middens.