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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

Ross Female Factory

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The Ross Female Factory Historical Site is located in the town of Ross, just off the Midlands Highway (A1) which runs between Hobart and Launceston. The site is on the corner of Bond and Portugal Streets. The Ross Heritage Trail runs past the site.

Although little remains above ground of the Factory itself, a museum is housed in the cottage which was once used to house the Overseer.