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Three Capes Track special winter offer


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a huge hit with walkers, with a total of 14,495 local, national and international visitors since opening in December 2015.More

Tenders called for Mt Mawson shelter


Tenders have been called for the construction of a new public shelter at Mt Mawson within Mount Field National Park.More

Local company awarded contract to replace Lake Tahune Hut and facilities


Westbury company Valley Workshop has been awarded the contract to demolish and replace the hut and toilet facilities at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap walking track, a project worth $450,000.More

Make time to mark the turning of the fagus

The Tasmanian highlands host a riot of colour as part of the annual turning of the fagus.

The fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, red and orange during the cooler autumn months. It is Australia’s only cold climate -deciduous tree and is only found in Tasmania. 
The turning of the fagus attracts visitors to the Mount Field and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks, where the viewing is the most accessible. 
Fagus prefers cool, damp places, so it is best seen in the remote highlands. 

From mid-April to early May, visitors can view the turning of the fagus on the Tarn Shelf and at Lake Fenton at Mount Field National Park, where there is an observation area.