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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

Historic hut damaged by fire


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that a hut at East Pillinger at Kelly Basin on Macquarie Harbour has been closed after it was badly damaged by fire on the weekend.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Peter Mooney, said that about a quarter of the Reindeer Lodge at the historic township of East Pillinger was damaged when clothes drying in front of a fire caught alight and the fire spread.

"The fire has burnt electrical wiring and caused some structural damage," he said.

"This is disappointing, however, as part of the Community Huts Program, we will work with the local community ensure repairs are carried out so that it can be re-opened for use."

The Reindeer Lodge is partly constructed from a timber railway carriage that remained at the site following the establishment of wharves, a sawmill and brickworks at the East Pillinger township. It is located at Kelly Basin, southeast of Strahan, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.