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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


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Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


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Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites


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.