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Redeveloped Tahune Hut now open

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Parks

The Government’s vision is for Tasmania to be the environmental tourism capital of the world.  Every year, our National Parks attract more than 1.3 million visitors, supporting 200 nature-based tourism operators.

The opening of the redeveloped Tahune Hut is the culmination of a 10 year project, generously co-funded through donations to the Wildcare Gift Fund by Dick and Pip Smith, to improve the Frenchman’s Cap walking track experience.

The redeveloped hut will provide accommodation for 24 walkers and additional deck area will ensure better amenities while improving environmental sustainability.

With the project now complete, the amenities along the track are commensurate with the world-class experience visitors expect of one of Tasmania’s great wilderness walks.

Also, the Government has today released the draft Frenchman’s Cap Recreation Zone Plan for public comment. The draft will help guide discussion on future management of the area to ensure this walk continues to deliver high quality and sustainable experiences into the future.

The Government understands tourism is a key driver of economic growth and job creation across the state. This is why we will continue to invest in upgrading our parks infrastructure to ensure Tasmania remains a world-class tourist destination offering a wide-range of unique visitor experiences.