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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Funding for walking tracks


The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.

$2 million will be spent on upgrading the South Coast Track, from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek, to improve access to this spectacular natural asset. The funding will be used to upgrade existing infrastructure, do minor rerouting where the established tracks have become difficult to access, and provide safe access to beach areas.

The South Coast Track is already one of Tasmania's Great Bushwalks attracting approximately 1,500 walkers per year.

A further $4 million has been committed to contribute to the completion of the Three Capes Track.

The completed walk will take in dramatic vistas of the wild and remote sea cliffs in the Tasman National Park and will be one of the world's greatest coastal walking experiences.

Funding for walking tracks

Walking Track Services crew at work at The Blade, Cape Pillar, on the Three Capes Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.

Funding for walking tracks

South Cape Bay on the South Coast Track.

Funding for walking tracks

A track worker's work toolkit on the South Coast Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.