26.11.23 Blackwood Creek Bridge
The bridge at Blackwood Creek is not passable until the 6th of December. An alternative route is through Highland Lakes Road (horses floated only) or through Cressy to Poatina Road.
3.10.23 Pumphouse Campground (Page 35, Point 46)
Camping is available for members on the right-hand side of the BBQ sheds at a cost of $10 per camper, Management will collect payment in the evening or payment can be made at the Arthurs Lake Roadhouse 1 km further up the road. Horse yards are in the process of being installed, however those with horses must look for alternative arrangements until horse yards are completed in the coming weeks. A further update will be provided soon.
30.08.23 Kensington Park camp
Stage 13, point 23.1, page 58 of the guidebook. A Tasmanian Trail key is needed to gain entry to the trotting track off the main road. Due to vandalism, the Derwent Valley Council will keep the main gate locked for the foreseeable future.
21.06.23 Trail changes in the South
Please note if you are on or planning to travel the Trail in the next four weeks or so that Stormhill Road near Dover has been closed due to logging activities. There is a detour via Hopetoun Road now available. Please look out for detour signs.
24.11.22 Repulse bridge (page 50, Point 9.7)
There have been a few reports that there is a sign indicating that the Repulse Bridge is closed. This does not apply to trail users, only vehicles.
24.11.22 Poatina Highway update
The Poatina Highway is now open. Please note that roadworks will be ongoing and there may be delays. Please take caution. The Caves track is still closed.
6.11.22 Stage 6 - Bracknell to Arthurs Lake
Stage 6 Bracknell to Arthurs Lake – Cave Track is closed due to significant damage from storm events. Use Alternate route, horse riders evaluate this route and determine if other arrangements should be made, e.g. float past this section
6.11.22 Sheffield campsite amenities
The Sheffield campsite now has a working shower and toilet block which can be accessed with the Tasmanian Trail key. This block is maintained by the council.
Please note that the showers are coin operated.
10.5.22 Campsite Liffey
Please note that the old school house is not available to users of the Trail. Camping in the grounds is permitted (guidebook page 31, point 20.9) and the toilet is available. Discussions are being had with the management committee.
7.2.22 Guidebook update
Please note that there is a newer version of the Guidebook on our website. Changes involve the contact details for the Bushy Park Showground Campsite (p.56) and changes to the section of the track (p.55 and Map 12). Please ensure you are using the version labeled February 2022.3.
7.1.22 Changes to Bushy Park Showground contact
For those wishing to camp at Busy Park Showgrounds please note that the previous contact John has retired from the role. The new contact for access is Neville Fenton who can be contacted 0417015921. He is usually home from work at 4pm so he will be available to assist members with camping at the showgrounds after this time each day.
Please contact Neville in advance of your arrival and not just on the day you wish to camp. The caretaker has also asked that users be advised the there is a fee of $5 pp/pn.
1.4.21 Guidebook change for horse riders
In the 'Before your start' section on page 18, change the phone number to 03 6426 4444.
A holding yard for horses has now been erected at the campsite in New Norfolk. It is electric fence ready requiring only an energiser to make operational. A white sight wire is included.
The adjacent arenas are not to be used for any purpose.
A boom gate has been installed on Pillies Road in between points 20.9 and 21.4 on page 51 of the guidebook.
The Cluan Tier (see Stage 5, page 31) has been closed due to a land owner locking gates. The route of the Trail has been moved and is described in the updated guidebook.
4.10.19 Camping at Bracknell
The local Council has decided that only self-contained vehicles can overnight on the riverside reserve at Bracknell (refer to p.33 of the guidebook, point 36.5). The only alternative accomodation for Trail users in the area is behind the Hotel, by arrangement, or at the Old School House at Liffey.