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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

Three Capes Track Project

Introduction

  Cape Pillar Peninsula from the Blade
(Photo courtesy of Stuart Gibson)


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s largest and most ambitious track project, the Three Capes Track, will be a world class, multi-day walking experience on the Tasman Peninsula along a track up to 82 km in length. The track will showcase Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy as well as stunning natural features and scenery including dolerite cliffs and ocean views.

Visitors will be offered two experiences: the majority will be independent walkers that book accommodation in public huts, and there will also be a commercially guided walk with separate private huts.

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have committed $25.3 million to construct Stage 1 and 2 of the Three Capes Track; $12.8 million from the Tasmanian Government and $12.5 million from the Australian Government.

The Tasmanian Government will also invest $4 million towards Stage 3 of the Three Capes Track, and is seeking funding from the Australian Government.

It is proposed the first walkers will embark on the track in November 2015.

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