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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

Upgrade for Wineglass Bay Track

15/05/2017

Freycinet is the State's most visited national park, with 286,000 visitors in 2016, with about 34 per cent of visitors to Freycinet walking to the Wineglass Bay beach.


The Tasmanian Government is acting to proivde a quality and safe experience for all who visit Freycinet, with a $500,000 upgrade of the Wineglass Bay Track funded from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund provided to the Parks and Wildlife Service. The track form the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be constructed to improve visitor comfort and safety by providing improved step levels.


Access from the car park to the Wineglass Bay lookout will remain open throughout the project, however the track from the lookout to Wineglass Bay beach will be closed from 22 May to September 2017.


Access to the Freycinet Peninsula by boat and walking via Hazards Beach and The Isthmus will remain open.


Access to the many other scenic Freycinet attractions such as Cape Tourville, Honeymoon Bay, Richardson's Beach and the visitor centre will be unaffected by the track work on the Wineglass Bay beach track.