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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

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

Mystery Creek Cave reopens


The Mystery Creek Cave system in the Southwest National Park has re-opened to the public this week.

Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region manager Ashley Rushton, said that the cave was closed in 2006 following a rock fall after a major flood in the cave system.

"A new series of signs have been placed at the track head car park, the track creek crossing and cave entry to alert visitors and cavers to the various hazards involved the cave environment, with the emphasis on the visitors having appropriate caving experience and equipment," Mr Rushton said

"The Mystery Creek cave system is renowned among the State's caving community for being a relatively accessible cave while providing a wide range of wild cave experiences. These include large chambers with glow-worms, creek crossings, challenging climbs through small accesses and abseiling entry points."

The cave is located approximately 75 kilometres south of Hobart in the Southwest National Park. Further information about visiting the Mystery Creek Cave are available by contacting either the Parks and Wildlife field centre at Huonville on 6264 8460 or the visitor centre at the Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool on 6298 3209.