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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Upgrade for Wineglass Bay Track

15/05/2017

Freycinet is the State's most visited national park, with 286,000 visitors in 2016, with about 34 per cent of visitors to Freycinet walking to the Wineglass Bay beach.


The Tasmanian Government is acting to proivde a quality and safe experience for all who visit Freycinet, with a $500,000 upgrade of the Wineglass Bay Track funded from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund provided to the Parks and Wildlife Service. The track form the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be constructed to improve visitor comfort and safety by providing improved step levels.


Access from the car park to the Wineglass Bay lookout will remain open throughout the project, however the track from the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be closed from 22 May to September 2017.


Access to the Freycinet Peninsula by boat and walking via Hazards Beach and The Isthmus will remain open.


Access to the many other scenic Freycinet attractions such as Cape Tourville, Honeymoon Bay, Richardson's Beach and the visitor centre will be unaffected by the track work on the Wineglass Bay beach track.