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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Tamar River Conservation Area

Introduction

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Tamar Island has been Crown Land since settlement and up to the 1980s was leased to private and public operators.  In the 1980s the Tasmanian Government purchased the wetlands area around Tamar Island, which was incorporated into the greater Tamar River Conservation Area.  

Wetlands play an important role in maintaining water quality. They also provide important habitat for many native animals and plants, with many species relying on wetlands as places to feed and breed.  

An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the  value of the wetlands. 

The Tamar Island Wetlands is managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, with significant assistance from Wildcare volunteers who operate the centre and provide visitor services year round.