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The Tasmanian government promised $20 million at the 2018 election to develop Tasmania’s “Next Iconic Walk”, intended to be another hut-based multi-day Three Capes Track-style development. After a public call for ideas, the chosen option in the Tyndall Range (part of the West Coast Range) was announced on 26 July 2019.

Minister for Parks, Jacquie Petrusma, announced in on 6 September 2021; “The findings of a Feasibility Study into a new overnight experience in the Tyndall Range on Tasmania’s West Coast proves the proposal is feasible and will deliver a new and iconic multi-day walking experience”. She also doubled the funding already committed for the project to take it to $40 million.

The proposed Next Iconic Walk, and in particular its location and selection process, has been criticised by a range of eNGOs. Many aspects of the Feasibility Study reinforce these earlier concerns (see here and here). We have prepared some detailed notes on the Feasibility Study.

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Lake Huntley & Tyndall Range. Photo: Martin Hawes

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.