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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

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

22/07/2008

The Western Explorer Rd on the West Coast remains closed as work begins on the removal of burnt trees that have been classified as dangerous.

The trees were burnt in a large bushfire in the Savage River area in March.
Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that approximately 1000 trees will be removed on the advice of an arborist.

"Forestry Tasmania has been engaged to supervise the removal of the dangerous trees in accordance with an approved environmental assessment," Mr Mooney said.

"The removal of this hazard will allow the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources access to assess the state of the road and repair it where necessary."

The tree removal work is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The affected section of the road will remain closed to traffic until it is deemed safe for motorists.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Fire damage along the Western Explorer Road.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

There's very little keeping this fire damaged tree upright.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Another fire damaged tree.