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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.


These sites are significant tourism drawcards that underpin regional tourism activities and as such, the PWS objective is to re-open these sites as soon as they are safe for the public. 


Key tourism sites affected by the floods include:


Liffey Falls


Access to Liffey Falls remains closed however bridge, engineering and major culvert work is expected to be completed just prior to Christmas providing access to the top part of the walking track and platforms to view the falls.


While the reserve will be opened in time for Christmas, additional roadworks will be required afterwards to enable the road to be re-sheeted and graded. These works will require the road to be closed for approximately four weeks during February or March 2017.


The full walking track to the Lower Liffey car park and campground remain closed and are not expected to be open until the mid-2017.


 


Walls of Jerusalem National Park


Access to the Walls of Jerusalem and Arm River remains closed from Mersey Forest Road and Bare Hill Road.  There is no other access to these track heads.


The Walls of Jerusalem can be accessed from the Central Plateau, however the access is via a walking route and should only be attempted by experienced walkers.


The Mersey Forest Road has been prioritised for repairs under the Government’s repair program for flood-damaged roads but there is still no confirmed timeframe for re-opening the road.


 


Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek


Remains closed however repair work is progressing well and providing no unforeseen issues arise, tours of Marakoopa Cave will recommence before the start of the Christmas holidays.


The lighting system has been replaced with a low voltage system utilising the latest LED technology with custom built lights that were specifically designed for use in show caves. This system will deliver an improved experience while minimising the maintenance impact on the environment and significantly reduce the energy consumption of the operation. 


The King Solomons Cave at Mole Creek is open for cave tours.


 


Warrawee Conservation Area, Latrobe


This conservation area remains closed due to the sites facilities and natural values being extensively damaged or destroyed by the floods.


We do not expect repair work to be completed until early 2017.


A full list of affected sites is available on the PWS website Track and Reserve Closures page here.