Penguin to Cradle Trail Update
North West Tasmania suffered a rain event in June 2016 that caused major flooding in many areas. The Penguin Cradle Trail suffered damage. The Leven River catchment has been affected and in places the water was 6 to 8 metres above normal river levels. The major bridges damaged or missing in the Gunns Plains / Loongana area have now been repaired.
The track is not closed and work is continuing but there are some trees across the track and land slips that may impede your progress.
The Lobster Creek Tramway section from Dial Road to Purtons Flats has some tree and flood debris on it as well as river bank erosion that has taken away parts of the formed track. It is still passable with caution. Flood relief funds are available and work is due to commence later this month.
The Leven Canyon section between Gunns Plains and Taylors Flats has been cleared of trees but in places there are eroded river banks and land slips that have damaged the original formed track. High river levels may impede your progress.
The section from Taylors Flats across the Black Bluff Range to Cradle Mountain was unaffected by floods.