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Next Iconic Walk

The West Coast Tourism Association’s ‘The Philosopher’s Tale’ submission has been chosen as the preferred next Iconic Walk in Tasmania. The walk will encompass the Tyndall Ranges that are located between Queenstown and Tullah. This area is in a prime location to showcase the beauty of the West Coast to the world. The selection of this walk as the preferred location will develop our existing reputation as a world class eco-tourism destination and will bring economic growth and opportunity to the region.

In July 2019, Premier Will Hodgman joined by Minister Peter Gutwein -Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Jason Jacobi - Deputy Secretary of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife and Joan Rylah MP visited the West Coast to announce that up to $20 million will be invested to deliver a multi-day, hut-based walk. Next steps include a feasibility study and market testing to ensure the walk route and accompanying facilities are exactly right for what's to come. This process will include community consultation.

Council would like to extend congratulations to Anthony Brown and Destination West Coast on this massive achievement for the West Coast! Their dedication to the region shows just how much we all as a community can achieve to improve and grow opportunity on the West Coast!

The Philosopher's Tale

Prepared by Destination West Coast, the concept of The Philosophers’ Tale is driven by a powerful narrative exploring the way that man has shaped this environment and vice versa over the past two hundred years. In 1859 Charles Gould passed through the area and named the peaks of the West Coast Range after the prominent minds of his day, hence the name, The Philosophers’ Tale.

The submission is available for viewing below:

The Philosophers'  Tale submission covering letter

The Philosophers' Tale - full submission

11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467