Investment into new tourism assets for West Gippsland
Tuesday 21 August, 2012
Parks Victoria and Gunaikurnai are delighted to announce the opening of new tourism assets at two of West Gippsland’s popular parks- Tarra Bulga and Morwell National Parks.
Following on from the major redevelopment of the Tarra Valley Day Visitor Site in 2011, two new viewing platforms have just been completed at Tarra Bulga National Park, which will add further appeal to the park which is frequented by thousands of visitors each year.
The ever-popular Corrigans Suspension Bridge is now accompanied by a new lookout platform, which provides spectacular views of the elongated bridge, Mountain Ash forests and cool temperate rainforest of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Mr Andy Gillham said the lookout has been made accessible for visitors of all abilities.
“A new viewing platform is also complete that will enable visitors to safely access and view the beautiful Cyathea Falls, which is located in the southern area of the park”, said Mr Gillham.
The $186,000 project to construct these two viewing platforms at Tarra Bulga National Park was made possible due to a combination of funding including the Victorian Bushfire Recovery fund.
Furthermore, the completion of these two viewing platforms finalise the overall $722,000 investment by the Commonwealth and Victorian State Governments Bushfire Recovery fund, in enhancing visitor facilities and amenities within the Tarra Bulga National Park.
“Additionally, visitors to the Morwell National Park will also be pleased to see that a new toilet amenity has been constructed in the Fosters Gully area of the park”.
Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to explore the beauty of these two West Gippsland parks, which have recently been joined by the newly constructed 80km Grand Strzelecki Track.
“There is certainly plenty for people to do and see in the area, and despite the cooler temperatures, winter is a perfect time to explore the beauty of the cool temperate rainforest within these parks”, said Mr Gillham.
The new visitor facilities at Tarra Bulga National Park and toilet facility at Morwell National Park will be finished construction in time for the September school holidays.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Gunaikurnai, who jointly manage the Tarra-Bulga National Park with Parks Victoria.
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