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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

Better camping facilities for the north-east


Campgrounds are being upgraded in east and north-east Tasmania over summer, in a big win for lovers of Tasmania's outdoors.

Twenty popular sites are being upgraded under the $835,000 investment. The sites stretch from the Waterhouse Conservation Area, east of Bridport, to the Mayfield Bay Conservation Area, south of Swansea.

The works include new or upgraded toilets, campsite fencing to protect campers and the surrounding environment, and road upgrades and bollards to improve access and show parking areas. Walking tracks and beach access points have been more clearly defined, and signage and interpretation has been improved. Visitors will notice significant improvements at: Cosy Corner North, Cosy Corner South, and Taylors Beach in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area; Lagoons Beach Conservation Area; Mayfield Bay Conservation Area; Friendly Beaches in the Freycinet National Park; and the Village Green and Brads in the Waterhouse Conservation Area.

Hybrid compositing toilet systems have been installed at several locations - in many cases replacing old pit toilets. That'll be welcome news to campers at Friendly Beaches and Cosy Corner North. There'll be more site works at several campsites between March and June 2013.