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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

Improved access to two of the North-west's natural wonders

24/07/2017

The North-west is home to some of Tasmania's most stunning natural attractions, and we are pleased to announce upgrades have now been completed at Trowutta Arch and Dip Falls.


The works at both sites have been completed by AJR Construct of Devonport, adding money into the local economy and supporting jobs in line with the Buy Local policy.


At Dip Falls, the completion of a new stairway will allow visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.


The $220,000 upgrade to the stairs follows the installation of a new viewing platform at the base of the falls last year and completes a 2014 election commitment to provide a safer viewing experience at the falls. Since taking over management of the site from Forestry Tasmania in 2014, the Parks and Wildlife Service has spent more than $300,000 on improvements to the site.


At Trowutta Arch along North-west Tasmania's Tarkine Drive, upgrades have transformed a rough and muddy path into a graded, well-drained gravel track, thanks to a $45,000 Tasmanian Government Tourism Infrastructure in Parks (TIIP) project grant.


The completion of these projects is a great demonstration of the Government's ongoing commitment to the state's booming nature-based tourism industry that supports countless jobs and attracts visitors to the state.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The new staircase at Dip Falls.

Improved access to two of the North-west

Dip Falls.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The upgraded track to Trowutta Arch.

Improved access to two of the North-west

The pool at Trowutta Arch.