DescriptionThe Tarkine represents a highly valued landscape, rich in natural and cultural heritage. When you visit the Tarkine, please respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners, past and present…. tread carefully knowing that the Tarkine is a cultural landscape – a place of very special meaning… it holds testament of a sophisticated community… one that still belongs here. For 40,000 years the Tarkine has been home to the Tasmanian Aboriginal tarkiner people who inhabited the Sandy Cape region of this island’s wild west coast. The name Tarkine means belonging to, or of the tarkiner. The Aboriginal community know it as (‘tar-keen-nee’) and continue a strong cultural connection to this special place today.