Derelict Dismal Swamp in Tasmania's Far North-West

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Derelict Dismal Swamp in Tasmania's Far North-West

Originally opened in 2004 by Forestry Tasmania, Dismal Swamp boasted a 110-meter slide, a boardwalk through the forest, and art installations by local artists like Bill Yaxley and Ros Langford. However, the site now shows signs of neglect and vandalism, with sculptures damaged or destroyed, glass signs shattered, and a significant lack of maintenance evident. Two Aboriginal ceremonies were even held at the site, highlighting its cultural significance.

Despite efforts by the Circular Head Tourism Association to transform Dismal Swamp into a bustling adventure hub with various amenities and attractions, including accommodation and an educational cinema, promised funds from the government are yet to materialize. The Association's president expressed frustration over delays in receiving the committed funds, while government officials cited ongoing processes for the lack of immediate action.