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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

Mystery Creek Cave reopens

04/11/2008

The Mystery Creek Cave system in the Southwest National Park has re-opened to the public this week.

Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region manager Ashley Rushton, said that the cave was closed in 2006 following a rock fall after a major flood in the cave system.

"A new series of signs have been placed at the track head car park, the track creek crossing and cave entry to alert visitors and cavers to the various hazards involved the cave environment, with the emphasis on the visitors having appropriate caving experience and equipment," Mr Rushton said

"The Mystery Creek cave system is renowned among the State's caving community for being a relatively accessible cave while providing a wide range of wild cave experiences. These include large chambers with glow-worms, creek crossings, challenging climbs through small accesses and abseiling entry points."

The cave is located approximately 75 kilometres south of Hobart in the Southwest National Park. Further information about visiting the Mystery Creek Cave are available by contacting either the Parks and Wildlife field centre at Huonville on 6264 8460 or the visitor centre at the Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool on 6298 3209.