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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.More

Tahune AirWalk

13. Tahune Airwalk

time Tahune AirWalk - 50 minute return (1.6km circuit); McKays Track - 1 hour return (3km circuit); Huon Pine Track - 20 minutes return (500m one way)
access Road A6 to Geeveston, then roads C632 and C631 to Tahune AirWalk which is 29 km from Geeveston. The speed limit after Geeveston is 60 km/h.Allow 90 minutes from Hobart. See map
fees Site admission fees apply to the AirWalk. Site closed Christmas Day and during hazardous weather conditions. See the Forestry Tasmania website for full details, including prices and opening hours.
facilities Extensive picnic areas in bush surrounds with gas barbecues, shelters, toilets and Huon pine walking track. Visitor centre includes licensed café. Camping and campervan areas provided.
grade Level 1 The AirWalk itself is just 620m in length and is a level structure with a steel walkway. Transport is provided to the start of the AirWalk for those with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users can travel in their own vehicle to the start of AirWalk entrance and wheelchairs can be safely pushed around the AirWalk. For those without walking difficulties, the AirWalk and access paths are a total distance of 1.6km and include 112 steps.
Level 2 - McKays Track crosses both the Picton and the Huon rivers by two swinging bridges and then leads back to the AirWalk.
Level 2 - Huon Pine Track is a short track allowing access to both old and young Huon pines.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, flowing waters.
prohibited Dogs are welcome in the reserve if kept on a leash. The AirWalk itself is not suitable for dogs

Gaze into the trees and river with a bird’s-eye view as you walk 20 metres above the forest floor. Continuous safety fencing ensures that there’s no risk of falling and the AirWalk has been designed to withstand cyclone-strength winds.

Highlights

The Tahune Airwalk offers a rare chance to gain a perspective on a part of the forest that is rarely seen by people - the canopy.