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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

Improved access to two of the North-west's natural wonders

24/07/2017

The North-west is home to some of Tasmania's most stunning natural attractions, and we are pleased to announce upgrades have now been completed at Trowutta Arch and Dip Falls.


The works at both sites have been completed by AJR Construct of Devonport, adding money into the local economy and supporting jobs in line with the Buy Local policy.


At Dip Falls, the completion of a new stairway will allow visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.


The $220,000 upgrade to the stairs follows the installation of a new viewing platform at the base of the falls last year and completes a 2014 election commitment to provide a safer viewing experience at the falls. Since taking over management of the site from Forestry Tasmania in 2014, the Parks and Wildlife Service has spent more than $300,000 on improvements to the site.


At Trowutta Arch along North-west Tasmania's Tarkine Drive, upgrades have transformed a rough and muddy path into a graded, well-drained gravel track, thanks to a $45,000 Tasmanian Government Tourism Infrastructure in Parks (TIIP) project grant.


The completion of these projects is a great demonstration of the Government's ongoing commitment to the state's booming nature-based tourism industry that supports countless jobs and attracts visitors to the state.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The new staircase at Dip Falls.

Improved access to two of the North-west

Dip Falls.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The upgraded track to Trowutta Arch.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The pool at Trowutta Arch.