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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Liffey Falls State Reserve

Access

Access Map

Liffey Falls State Reserve lies on the Western Tiers in northern Tasmania. From Launceston, the upper section of the reserve can be reached by following the Bass Highway (A1) west to Deloraine. Just before the bridge at Deloraine, turn left onto the A5. During the ascent of the A5 onto the Central Plateau, you will come to a sign-posted road which leads to the reserve.

From Hobart, take the Midlands Highway (A1) to Melton Mowbray. Turn left onto the A5 to Bothwell and continue across the Central Plateau to the Liffey Falls turn-off.

The Gulf Road Picnic Area at the lower end of the reserve can be accessed via either the Bracknell Rd (C511) or Bishopbourne Rd (C513) from Carrick. Follow the directional signs to the township Liffey and continue on the Liffey Rd (C513), which continues beyond Liffey as a gravel road (Gulf Rd) to the reserve (signposted)

The road leading to Liffey Falls is steep, winding gravel, and has several sharp bends. It is used by log trucks. Please take care. The road between the Upper Liffey Falls Picnic Area and the Lower Liffey Campground is not suitable for large vehicles, caravans and buses. If you are driving at night, please be aware that you are sharing the road with wildlife.

Public transport and tours

Visitors wishing to use public transport or tours to access the reserve should visit our web page on Access to Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Walking Tracks.