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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

Alpine environment to benefit from new Kitchen Hut toilet

18/02/2005

A new toilet has been built near historic Kitchen Hut on the Overland Track.

It will make the walk more comfortable for walkers and help protect the sensitive alpine environment.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the historic Kitchen Hut near Cradle Mountain was a landmark for walkers in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

"There's been a need for a toilet at the site for some time due to the high visitor use of the area and resultant problems of human waste," Mr Mooney said.

"The toilet is now a reality, thanks to a concerted construction effort in late January helped by a week of unprecedented fine weather.

"We now expect to see a major improvement in the environment around the hut and water quality as a result of this new facility. "

The building is about 60 metres from Kitchen Hut and its style is similar to the hut, with hardwood shingles and stonework.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing
Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.