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Go See Tasmania Bus highlights Summer Program


The Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts campaign encouraging Tasmanians to see more and do more in their State hit the road today with the launch of a promotional bus - tagged the Go See Tasmania bus - which was officially launched by Denison Labor MHA David Bartlett at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens today.

Over the next six weeks, the Go See Tasmania bus will visit all regions of the State providing information and encouraging locals to take holidays at home and to acquaint themselves with unfamiliar or not recently visited parts of Tasmania.

Parks and Wildlife Summer Ranger Isaac Carter will be onboard providing information on the Wild & Wonderful! program of summer activities run by the Parks and Wildlife Service, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

The bus will be an attraction at major events including the Ross Rodeo this weekend, the Devonport Cup on 11 January, the Cygnet Folk Festival on 14 January and the St Helens Regatta and Seafest on 28 January.

It will end its tour on 15 February after visiting Launceston's Festivale and the Hobart Regatta.

The bus will also travel to the West Coast, Tasman Peninsula, Stanley, George Town and the Derwent Valley.

A full itinerary for the bus is available at www.goseetasmania.com.

Also have a look at the panorama movie of the Go See Tasmania Bus on the summit of Mt Wellington (360kb). To view the panorama, place your cursor over the image, click, hold and scroll. You will need the Quicktime Plugin to view this panorama, available free to download from Apple. Need help?.

Go See Tasmania Bus highlights Summer Program

Parks and Wildlife Service Summer Ranger, Isaac Carter, on the first day of the statewide tour by the Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts' summer promotion bus encouraging Tasmanians to go see Tasmania during the summer break.