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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

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Neck Game Reserve.


This follows the carpark, roadworks and wildlife zone including penguin tunnel access that opened in November, to cater for the increased number of tourists stopping at the popular lookout, and to prevent greater impact on the wildlife.


The new four-cubicle facility is a 'closed' system to prevent environmental impact and is both wheelchair and pram friendly.


Planning is also well underway for the next stage in the redevelopment with the boardwalks, stairway to the lookout and viewing platforms to be replaced and improved.


These works provide a new and enhanced experience for visitors and are specifically designed to protect the movements of penguins and other fauna.


Infrastructure will follow the existing footprint wherever possible to minimize further physical and visual impacts to the fragile 'neck' environment.


The upgrades are part of the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, which is funding $8 million of infrastructure upgrades in parks and reserves across Tasmania from 2017 - 2019.