The re-opening of Tahune Adventures is fantastic news for Tasmania’s Huon Valley, as the region recovers from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam said the re-opening would boost the local economy.

“Our tourism industry has been hit hard by recent bushfires and then by the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“The industry has proven to be incredibly resilient, time and time again, and the recovery of the Tahune Adventures is a great example of this fighting spirit.

“The Tahune Airwalk is a major tourist attraction that brings tens of thousands of people through the Huon Valley each year.

“The drawcard supports local jobs across a number of sectors, and its re-opening will mean small-business owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

“The Airwalk underwent a major refurbishment while it was closed for over a year after bushfires tore through the region, and is now ready to welcome locals and tourists alike after its closure due to COVID-19.

“The attraction’s re-opening is a sign that regional tourism is getting back on its feet.

“I urge all Tasmanians to travel our beautiful state and support local attractions, during such an important time of recovery.

“Our Government is committed to assisting the tourism industry in the wake of recent challenges, and to ensure we have strong plans in place to rebuild as travel restrictions ease.”