Far South Future advocates for sustainable development that is sensitive to the needs of residents, existing industries and the environment. We are eager to support projects that will enhance, not detract from, our strengths and our clean, green brand. Projects must be implemented transparently, must meaningfully engage the community and must have ongoing social license. We invite discussion on future projects that will meet these criteria.
Could this be Tasmania’s next Iconic Multi-Day Walk?
Picture this…Walk to worlds end through time and an unusual complex of ecologies including karst systems, beaches, button grass plains, dry to wet Sclerophyll Forest (including stands of old growth forests). Ride on the historic tiny train to Southport Bay’s beautiful Deep Hole…circle the splendid landscape encasing Southport Lagoon keeping one eye on those unreal mountains… sense the presence of the Lyluequonny people…dwell in the virtually unchanged cultural landscape where past European explorers planted their ‘garden gift’ … enjoy a boat trip along the banks of the DÉntrecasteaux River and Recherche Bay toward Cockle Creek…then take the magnificent hike out to South Cape Bay and stand in the presence of Australia’s southernmost point… could this be Tasmania’s next Iconic multi-day walk?
Far South Future has been working with Far South Tourism and Huon Valley Council to put forward our vision for the state’s next great multi-day walking experience. With Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife funding and management on the table for the right experience…we believe that the creation of an accessible and iconic route that takes in Australia’s southernmost region will fit the bill perfectly!
Dover to Southport Walking Track
The proposed Dover to Southport walking track will be an extension of the Tasmanian Trail which runs from Latrobe to Dover and ultimately could be connected to the popular multiday South Coast Track. Appealing to the growing nature-based tourism market, the track would offer locals and visitors alike a variety of experiences and activities within a beautiful setting.
A track assessment report was completed in 2011, and Far South Future is currently seeking stakeholder engagement and funding options to make this project a reality.
Project Ideas Competition
Far South Future held a competition in which local residents were asked to put forward their project ideas and share their vision for what the Far South could become. As you will see, the locals were not short of ideas!
Strategic Planning For The Far South
The Far South Destination Action Plan (DAP) was facilitated by Destination Southern Tasmania (DST) with the support of the Department of State Growth, and was a collaborative effort between representatives of local government, state government agencies, industry and the community. This Plan seeks to identify the key challenges and opportunities facing the Far South region and to establish achievable and affordable priorities and actions that would increase the region’s competitiveness as a tourist destination.
Read the Far South Destination Action Plan
Huon Valley Council strategic plans relevant to the Far South region can be found at www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/council/reports-and-publications/plans-and-strategies/