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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

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Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Waterhouse Conservation Area road and campground closures

02/11/2011

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise November long weekend campers of road and campground closures in the Waterhouse Conservation Area. 


PWS parks and reserves manager Donna Stanley said that road conditions in the Waterhouse Conservation Area remain affected by water damage following major flooding events earlier in the year.


“We have been forced to close certain roads and campgrounds to the public, which is unfortunate as we recognise Waterhouse is a popular area for camping,” Ms Stanley said.


Campgrounds closed include: Blackmans Lagoon, South Croppies, Village Green and part of Casuarina. Campgrounds that are open include: Ransons, Mathers and Brads (Brads toilet closed)


Four-wheel drive beach access at Boobyalla is closed due to erosion.


Where road access is available, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended due to extensive road damage from floodwaters.


Ms Stanley asks visitors and campers to respect closures, signage and barricades and drive to the conditions.


PWS has engaged civil engineers to prepare plans that will provide long term road repairs. It is envisaged road works will be completed prior to Christmas.