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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Marakoopa Cave Re-opens


Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park has re-opened, six weeks after a rock fall near the entrance resulted in the cave being closed to the public.

Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Region manager, Chris Colley, said that wet weather caused the rock fall and was also responsible for delaying the work required to re-open the cave.

"Advice from a geotechnical engineer was that the steep slope above the cave entrance needed to be stabilised before the cave could be re-opened," Mr Colley said.

"This work involved trained staff working on ropes to check the stability of rocks on the steep slope and dislodge any loose rocks. It was quite difficult work that covered an area of about 50 metres wide by150 metres above the cave entrance."

"We're pleased that the work has been completed and the cave is again available to the public."