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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.More

Summary of Lake Johnston Nature Reserve Management Plan 1999

The full version of the Lake Johnston Nature Reserve - Management Plan 1999 can be downloaded as a PDF File (2180 Kb)
Maps are available in a separate PDF File (523Kb)

Summary

The scenic natural landscapes of the Lake Johnston Nature Reserve contain intrinsically important environmental values, incorporating Huon pine stands and other vegetation communities of high conservation value. It was to protect these values that the Reserve was created. These features of the Reserve are also of scientific, educational and visitor interest. The Reserve may also contain features of Aboriginal and historic heritage value. The principal objective of management is to protect the values of the Reserve, and to provide for controlled, limited access by visitors interested in those values.

To this end the management plan:

  • Zones the Reserve into two zones:- the Controlled Visitor Access Zone and the Controlled Scientific Zone.
  • The Controlled Visitor Access Zone provides limited public access to a small area of the Reserve, but only as part of a licensed tour or special interest group. From this Zone, visitors can observe areas of living Huon pine and other significant features without impacting on them.
  • The Controlled Scientific Zone limits access to the majority of the Reserve, including areas of living Huon pine or other significant features, to visits necessary for management or scientific research.