Critical Alert 

Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


Wineglass Bay Lookout, ocean, Freycinet National Park.
Wineglass Bay Lookout, Freycinet National Park (photograph: Dan Broun)

Wineglass Bay Second Lookout

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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


An invitation to comment

The Parks and Wildlife Service is implementing key strategies of the Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan 2019.  The Wineglass Bay 2nd Lookout is funded through the Tasmanian Governments Tourism Infrastructure in Parks [TIIP] and Improving State-wide Visitor Infrastructure [ISVI], and the federal government election commitment funding at $450,000. This project aims to build infrastructure, while enhancing the visitor experience, that supports the protection of ecological and heritage values within the Freycinet National Park.

The second lookout will provide a loop extension to the existing Wineglass Bay lookout, constructed from a combination of manmade and natural materials. The aesthetics will be blended with the existing lookout, and complimentary to the local landscape.

The new lookout will:

  • Reduce congestion through visitor dispersal, providing a more tranquil experience
  • Improve visitor experience through access to different visual fields and interpretive elements
  • Improve safety for visitors through considered design

The documents for this project are below.​​

Key dates

The closing date for comments is 23:59 AEST, Monday 27th April, 2020.  Comments can be sent to Freycinetmasterplan@parks.tas.gov.au ​

If you would like more information please contact:  Laura Spikula – Project Manager via Freycinetmasterplan@parks.tas.gov.au​​

Subject to all planning approvals, work is expected to begin in Winter 2020 at the Wineglass Bay Lookout site.​

Accessibility of documents 

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. 

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties. 

Important information to note 

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request. 

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality 

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Reference documents​

  RAA 3456 - WGB 2nd Lookout Trackwork   (5Mb)

  Appendix A Wineglass Bay Lookout Visual Impact Assessment   (6Mb)

  Appendix B Wineglass Bay Lookout Aboriginal Heritage Desktop Review   (672Kb)

  Appendix C Wineglass Bay Lookout Ecological Assessment   (8Mb)​: