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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Better viewing for spectacular Nelson Falls


The Nelson Falls Track, one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, is undergoing a facelift. The two waterfall viewing platforms are being replaced with a single larger platform that will provide a whole new view of the waterfall. The platform will be cantilevered over the river allowing an unobstructed view of the falls.

The Nelson Falls Track and car park will be intermittently closed during certain stages of the construction works between May and July 2011. With the closure of the Nelson Falls Visitor Area and associated toilet the closest toilets will be at the Franklin River Nature Trail to the east and Queenstown to the west. The new platform will be completed by July 2011.

Better viewing for spectacular Nelson Falls

A new viewing platform is being constructed at Nelson Falls.

Better viewing for spectacular Nelson Falls

The 20 minute return walk to Nelson Falls is one of Tasmania's most popular short walks.