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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

Mt Direction Historic Site

Visitor's Guide

Mt Direction RuinsPhoto coutesy Jody Steele
The historic site contains the ruins of a stone building (built 1843), cast iron gates from the time of the pastoral lessees, a drystone wall, original eye bolts (used to stabilise the semaphore mast) and a wall and well to the north east. There is also a stone cairn (used by early surveyors to compile a trigonometric survey of Tasmania, quarries and postholes and some surface depressions.