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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

20. St Columba Falls State Reserve

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

St Columba FallsTake the Tasman Hwy (A3) west from St Helens, then road C428 from Pyengana.

At nearly 90 metres, St Columba Falls is one of the highest in Tasmania, and the catchment area of over 4000 hectares guarantees a continuous flow of water all year round. There is a short walking track through a forest of tree fern, sassafras and myrtle to a viewing platform at the base of the falls. This track has a good surface and is relatively wide, although the moderate to steep gradient in a couple of sections would make it unsuitable for most wheelchair users, even with assistance. Those who don’t do the walk can easily view the falls from the road. There are accessible unsheltered picnic tables adjacent to the carpark. The toilets have a designated disabled cubicle with ramp access which is accessible to most independent wheelchair users.