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Tarkine Drive visitor facility upgrades

17/09/2018

A tender has been advertised for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive.More

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

14/09/2018

Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.More

Next steps on the new Cradle Mountain visitor experience

10/09/2018

A key milestone has been reached in the project to transform Cradle Mountain into a new world-class experience with the release of the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for public comment.More

The Steppes

Access

Getting there

The Steppes Historic Site The Steppes Historic Site is located on the Lake Highway (A5) in the Central Highland’s of Tasmania about 35 kilometres north-west of Bothwell. The Steppes are about a two hour drive from Hobart and about an hour and a half from Launceston. However, weather conditions in the highlands can include periods of poor visibility, rain, frost and snow and such conditions can increase travel times.

Visitor facilities

In fine weather conditions, the site is a most pleasant location for bush picnics. Toilet facilities and drinking water are available. There is no formal camping area, but for those happy just ‘to pull off the road’, the area opposite the homestead is available for overnight camping.