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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Improving the World Heritage experience at Heritage Landing

27/06/2017

A major upgrade of the iconic Heritage Landing experience as part of the Gordon River cruise has been successfully completed.


The $800,000 project was funded through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund and completed by Devonport-based company AJR Construct.


The Tourism Infrastructure Fund directs funding to maintain and enhance visitor experiences in Tasmania's beautiful national parks, and helps these special places realise their full tourism potential.


Two jetties were refurbished and the entire boardwalk was rebuilt as part of the project. The boardwalk was widened to make it more accessible for mobility-impaired visitors.


Funding sustainable, unique tourism experiences such as Heritage Landing supports the Government's plan of making Tasmania a premier tourist destination, with a target of attracting 1.5 million visitors to the State by 2020.


The rainforest walkway is a highlight of the Gordon River cruise experience with visitors able to experience firsthand the dense temperate rainforest and iconic rainforest species such as Huon pine, celery top pine, sassafras and others.


The Gordon River cruise is the major drawcard for visitors to the West Coast and Strahan, with 77,000 people enjoying a Gordon River cruise in 2016.

Improving the World Heritage experience at Heritage Landing

Visitors enjoying the new walkway at Heritage Landing.