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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

New footbridge for Tomahawk


A new footbridge linking the village of Tomahawk with the nearby beach was officially opened last week by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage.

Minister Brian Wightman said the new footbridge is an important community asset.

“A footbridge at Tomahawk has been providing easy access to the beaches of the Waterhouse Conservation Area since 1975 and the community has contributed to its maintenance in the intervening years,” Mr Wightman said.

The previous timber bridge was replaced by a new 60-metre aluminium structure after flooding damaged the bridge in 2011.

“This new footbridge will have a long life and continue to provide the community and visitors with safe access to the beach, an amenity which is an important part of coastal life in Tasmania,” Mr Wightman said.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

The new aluminium footbridge spans 60 metres.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

Tomahawk community members are pleased to have beach access restored after the timber bridge was damaged by floods.