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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

20. St Columba Falls State Reserve

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

St Columba FallsTake the Tasman Hwy (A3) west from St Helens, then road C428 from Pyengana.

At nearly 90 metres, St Columba Falls is one of the highest in Tasmania, and the catchment area of over 4000 hectares guarantees a continuous flow of water all year round. There is a short walking track through a forest of tree fern, sassafras and myrtle to a viewing platform at the base of the falls. This track has a good surface and is relatively wide, although the moderate to steep gradient in a couple of sections would make it unsuitable for most wheelchair users, even with assistance. Those who don’t do the walk can easily view the falls from the road. There are accessible unsheltered picnic tables adjacent to the carpark. The toilets have a designated disabled cubicle with ramp access which is accessible to most independent wheelchair users.