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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

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.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.


Located on the Lyell Highway, the $550,000 project was a response of the Hodgman Liberal Government to the difficulties facing the West Coast community when Copper Mines of Tasmania announced that the Mt Lyell Mine would enter care and maintenance in 2014.


This project was selected by the West Coast Economic Working Group as one that would help the region diversify its economy through tourism.


Parks and Wildlife Service staff managed the construction of the project, which was challenging given the steep slopes the one kilometre return track traverses.


The walk is of a standard suitable for the majority of visitors travelling the Lyell Highway and along with Lake St Clair, the Franklin Nature Trail, Nelson Falls and Donaghys Hill walks, it becomes a valuable part of the suite of experiences offered to visitors travelling the scenic Lyell Highway to the West Coast.