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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

The Steppes


Getting there

The Steppes Historic Site The Steppes Historic Site is located on the Lake Highway (A5) in the Central Highland’s of Tasmania about 35 kilometres north-west of Bothwell. The Steppes are about a two hour drive from Hobart and about an hour and a half from Launceston. However, weather conditions in the highlands can include periods of poor visibility, rain, frost and snow and such conditions can increase travel times.

Visitor facilities

In fine weather conditions, the site is a most pleasant location for bush picnics. Toilet facilities and drinking water are available. There is no formal camping area, but for those happy just ‘to pull off the road’, the area opposite the homestead is available for overnight camping.