Improved visitor experiences

New stairway access to Dip Falls at Mawbanna will entice locals and visitors to the attraction, says Circular Head Tourism Association’s Kim Bailey.

Upgrades. Works at Trowutta Arch and Dip Falls have now been completed providing improved access to these two natural wonders.

At Dip Falls, the completion of a new stairway will allow visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.

The $220,000 upgrade to the stairs follows the installation of a new viewing platform at the base of the falls last year and completes a 2014 election commitment to provide a safer viewing experience at the falls.

Circular Head Tourism Association tourism manager Kim Bailey said safer access to both attractions will invite visitors.

“These new stairs will provide easier access to the falls for visitors, safer steps and with a handrail,” she said.

“And it’s great that you can view the falls from both the top and the bottom.”

At Trowutta Arch along the Tarkine Drive, upgrades have transformed a rough and muddy path into a graded, well-drained gravel track thanks to a $45,000 state government Tourism Infrastructure In Parks project grant.

“Before it was very wet and mossy under foot, especially in the winter it made it very hard to get there,” Mrs Bailey said.

“Now there is a beautiful track [that leads to this] magical rainforest location, it makes for a pleasurable stroll.”

Mrs Bailey said she hoped improved access would encourage locals to explore their own backyard.

Liberal Member for Braddon Joan Rylah said the upgrades will result in a “greatly improved visitor experience” for all to enjoy.

“The completion of these projects is a great demonstration of the government’s ongoing commitment to the state’s booming nature-based tourism industry that supports countless jobs and attracts visitors to the state,” she said.

The works at both sites have been completed by AJR Construct of Devonport.

A viewing platform installed at the base of the falls will provide for many a photo opportunity.

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