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The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania’s great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.

The upgrades have resulted in a new track alignment that includes a footbridge to replace an 800 metre section of the track, resulting in a better experience for walkers and better protecting the dunes from Milford Creek to the Prion Bay exit on Wierah Hill.

We have a goal for tourists to stay longer and spend more in our regional areas, and upgrades like this will ensure a high-class visitor experience in our stunning natural areas.

It’s further confirmation of our ongoing commitment to the State’s booming nature-based tourism industry that supports thousands of jobs and attracts visitors from all over the world.

These latest improvements build on the work already completed as part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s $2 million, four-year project for the South Coast Track.  This includes construction of a new boardwalk in the Deadmans Bay and Freney Lagoon area, new footbridges at Melaleuca Inlet and Moth Creek, replacement of boats and other upgrades at New River Lagoon, and track maintenance, improved toilet facilities, brush cutting and windfall clearing.

The Hodgman Government is a strong supporter of our iconic national parks as they help grow Tasmania’s international reputation as a bushwalking destination and projects like this will help realise our vision to attract 1.5 million visitors each year to the State by 2020.

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks