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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their achievement.


The sign at Lake St Clair was installed in early January, just in time for the track’s peak season. Lake St Clair business services coordinator Bernie Carter said that walkers can now capture the moment when they officially finish the Overland Track.


“The site has been in hot demand from tired, yet elated walkers who have completed the track,” Bernie said. “Once they’ve taken their celebration photos, nine times out of ten, the next question is where’s the beer and steak?”


A similar sign installation was installed at the start of the Overland Track at Ronny Creek, last year.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A visitor information sign at Cradle Mountain, in the 1960s.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

A similar '60s sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

The walker and backpack cutout that's part of the new Overland Track completion sign at Lake St Clair.

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

Walkers capturing that special moment of completing the Overland Track at Lake St Clair.