North western Tasmania

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:08
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We are currently in Tasmania and looking to travel down the west coast from Marrawah to Arthur river and down to Corinna and Zeehan. I understand we have to cross the Pieman river, by ferry, at Corinna. The combined length of our l/cruiser and c'van is approx 13.5 meters. Can anyone confirm or otherwise if we will fit on this ferry.? Are there any other crossings we should be concerned about?. The c'van is a high clearance Phoenix.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:48

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:48
Pretty sure that you will have to bypass the ferry, max length is 9.0 metres combined wheelbase.
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:53

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 19:53
Hi. My brother had this problem in January. Pretty sure it is 9 metres overall. They ended up going down through the centre and across to Strahan that way. Bob

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Reply By: Stretchlizard2 - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 20:14

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 20:14
Lonely Planet says there is a 9m overall length limit so it means you will have to turn left at Corinna and go via Waratah to the Murchison Highway.
We did the trip from Stanley to Zeehan via the coast road and returned the same day to Stanley where we had left our van. We had some trepidation about the coast road but we were traveling and kept seeing an Hyundai Getz so obviously unduly worrying. Our 4wd was needed in some of the tracks to the side of the coastal track.
It was a long drive in one day but was necessary to tick the ferry box.
Enjoy your trip.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 20:51

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 20:51
And they are very strict about the length. They use to allow longer until someone complained. We took our camper over last year, I think we were close to 9 metres. Loved Arthur River, fantastic camping grounds. Make sure you visit the aboriginal rock engravings on the beach. very unique being on a beach.





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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 21:01

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 21:01
From corinna.com.au ......

The carrying capacity is 6.5 tonnes, the maximum vehicle measurements are 2.46 m wheel base and 2.50 m body width. The maximum combination wheel base is 9.0 m and the minimum caravan under body clearance 0.2 m. Any questions about the barge operations can be made by contacting us.

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Reply By: Bravo Man - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 23:19

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 23:19
Hi Ian

We were at Corinna 2 Xmas's ago and my friends had a Padjero and I'm guessing at about a 20 ft 4 wheel caravan. The ferryman looked at it and gave it ago and as long as the front set of wheels on the van was on the main deck the rear wheels can be on the ramp,it just fitted.

Its a great drive down the west coast road you wouldn't want to miss it and when you get to the ferry if it dosn't fit then just take the other road up through Waratah then down through Rosebury which is suitable for a van.

Regards Peter
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:24

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:24
They rejected my brother a week or so ago, for just a few centimetres!
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Follow Up By: Bravo Man - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24
I suppose it depends who,s operating the ferry on the day your there.

What I was suggesting was just go there and if you get knocked back then just take the other road through Waratah which is a great drive in itself with a few free camps along the way.

Peter
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:53

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:53
And it would have to be the worlds slowest ferry that one.. LOL
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