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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

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.