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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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.