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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Mt Direction Historic Site

Visitor's Guide

Mt Direction RuinsPhoto coutesy Jody Steele
The historic site contains the ruins of a stone building (built 1843), cast iron gates from the time of the pastoral lessees, a drystone wall, original eye bolts (used to stabilise the semaphore mast) and a wall and well to the north east. There is also a stone cairn (used by early surveyors to compile a trigonometric survey of Tasmania, quarries and postholes and some surface depressions.