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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

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.


Located on the Lyell Highway, the $550,000 project was a response of the Hodgman Liberal Government to the difficulties facing the West Coast community when Copper Mines of Tasmania announced that the Mt Lyell Mine would enter care and maintenance in 2014.


This project was selected by the West Coast Economic Working Group as one that would help the region diversify its economy through tourism.


Parks and Wildlife Service staff managed the construction of the project, which was challenging given the steep slopes the one kilometre return track traverses.


The walk is of a standard suitable for the majority of visitors travelling the Lyell Highway and along with Lake St Clair, the Franklin Nature Trail, Nelson Falls and Donaghys Hill walks, it becomes a valuable part of the suite of experiences offered to visitors travelling the scenic Lyell Highway to the West Coast.