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Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires


Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Marakoopa Cave closed due to rockfall


Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park remains closed following a rockfall at the cave entrance last week.

A two-metre diameter rock fell onto a concrete path, blocking the cave's entrance.

Chris Emms, the Parks and Reserves Manager for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, said the cave is likely to remain closed until early July.

"During the next two weeks, the rock will be removed, the pathway repaired and other mitigation works will be undertaken to ensure visitor safety," Mr Emms said.

"During these works we'll take the opportunity to replace an existing access bridge at the site which had been planned to occur later in July. We now expect to complete all of these works within the next two weeks, with the cave to re-open in early July."