Extracted from the Great Walks e-newsletters.
Western Australia - New campground to be built at Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
A new $2.5 million campground at the historic Jarrahdene mill site, located near the Boranup forest around 20km south of Margaret River, is to be built in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park to meet the increasing demand for camping in the region. There will be 45 individual camp sites and two group camping areas. The Jarrahdene campground is expected to be completed by mid-2017.
Tasmania – South Coast Track
Three new boats will make crossing the New River Lagoon on Tasmania's South Coast Track much easier. The new boats are longer, which allows more space for stowing packs, they are lighter, wider, more stable, and importantly float in less water, which means less dragging of boats by walkers. With three boats available there should be less need for multiple crossings to ensure a boat is left either side of the crossing. Another improvement is new alloy boxes for weather-proof stowage for the life jackets.
The improvements are part of a four-year $2 million project to improve tracks and facilities along the 87km South Coast Track.
Tasmania – Three Capes Walk
The Tasmanian Walking Company has been awarded the contract to design, build and operate new eco lodges on Tasmania's Three Capes Track. The company is the only commercial operator providing guided walks and private accommodation in the Tasman National Park, with guided walks expected to start in October 2017.
The Tasmanian Walking Company currently operates commercial walks on the Overland Track, Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires.
South Australia – Kangaroo Island
Bookings can now be made for the new Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which opens to walkers on 1 October 2016. The 66km trail is located in the south-west of the island, predominantly in Flinders Chase National Park. The trail is a five-day/four-night walk. The overnight walk is rated Difficult: Bushwalking Experience Recommended. The best time to go is September to April.
More information visit http://www.kangarooislandwildernesstrail.sa.gov.au/home