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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

Cradle shuttle service to continue through winter

19/05/2008

The popular shuttle service at Cradle Mountain will continue to operate throughout winter, providing access to Dove Lake during snowy conditions.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the expansion of the service this year was in recognition of the benefits for the environment and visitors to the popular World Heritage Area.

"The objective of the shuttle service was to reduce the traffic congestion and impacts of vehicles at Dove Lake and to provide an improved visitor experience," Mr Mooney said.

"The feedback from visitors about the shuttle service has been overwhelming positive and although there is reduced demand during winter, we are keen to see that the great service provided by McDermotts Coaches to Cradle visitors continues this winter.

"The shuttle buses will have the capacity to operate in snow conditions when the Dove Lake Road is restricted to four wheel drive access only, and that is a real bonus for visitors to be able to see this spectacular environment in picturesque snowy conditions."

The service will see two buses operating a 30 minute schedule, between 9am and 4pm, seven days per week. The winter timetable begins on Saturday, 17 May and runs through to mid-September.