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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.


The Hodgman LIberal Government is committed to strategic investment in our much-loved parks and reserves to ensure they reach their full potential, which is why we have committed $8 million over the next two years to upgrade vital parks infrastructure such as the Wineglass Bay track.


Upgrades such as this are vital to helping us maintain the momentum and keep attracting visitors in order to meet our target to increase visitor overnight stays in regional areas by 70 per cent and increase visitor spend by 50 per cent by 2022.


The track from the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach was reconstructed with greatly improved step levels to improve visitor comfort and safety, resulting in a much better experience for tourists and locals who want to experience one of Tasmania's most picturesque natural environments.


Freycinet is the State's most visited national park with 292,000 visitors in 2016-17, with about 60 per cent of visitors to Freycinet walking to the Wineglass Bay lookout.


A project to assist in reducing the car parking congestion for the summer period is also under way. Two new overflow parking areas with space for 50 cars will be created along the western side of Freycinet Drive, wiuthin 200 metres of the main Wineglass Bay car park.


The track at Hazards beach was also repaired and upgraded following flood damage in 2016.