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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Cradle Cafe New Operator


The Cradle Mountain café is set to re-open in October following an expression of interest (EOI) process seeking an operator by the Parks and Wildlife Service in late May.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Peter Mooney, said that Federal Hotels and Resorts was the successful respondent of the expression of interest process.

"Federal Hotels and Resorts is one of Tasmania's most experienced tourist operators and their properties include the Cradle Mountain Chateau and the Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain," said Mr Mooney.

"We are very confident they will deliver a high standard of customer service in a key site at Cradle Mountain, which is the gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area."

The Cradle Mountain café is located at the former airstrip. The building includes a separate information centre operated by the Parks and Wildlife Service, which serves as the terminal for the Cradle shuttle service.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.