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East Pillinger

Introduction

Kilns

The kilns at Pillinger (Photography by Peter Grant)

Standing in East Pillinger in the very early 1900s you would have been in the midst of a bustling port town. Railway carriages loaded with timber, bricks and ore would be shunting past, the sound of shouted instructions ringing out and the smell of wood-smoke hanging thickly in the air.

Today, East Pillinger is a peaceful place. Most of the town has been reclaimed by the forest. There are however some substantial and fascinating relics awaiting your discovery and the walk from Bird River Bridge to East Pillinger is highly recommended.

This area is part of the Macquarie Harbour Historic Site and within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.