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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents


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


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


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

Marakoopa Cave closed due to rockfall


Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park remains closed following a rockfall at the cave entrance last week.

A two-metre diameter rock fell onto a concrete path, blocking the cave's entrance.

Chris Emms, the Parks and Reserves Manager for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, said the cave is likely to remain closed until early July.

"During the next two weeks, the rock will be removed, the pathway repaired and other mitigation works will be undertaken to ensure visitor safety," Mr Emms said.

"During these works we'll take the opportunity to replace an existing access bridge at the site which had been planned to occur later in July. We now expect to complete all of these works within the next two weeks, with the cave to re-open in early July."