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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

See Maria Island's sea beds like never before


The wonders of Maria Island's marine reserve have been revealed for visitors with a new multi-media presentation on the island.

Labor Member for Lyons Heather Butler officially launched the facility today, saying that the new multi-media presentation would add yet another dimension to Maria Island National Park's special appeal.

"Maria Island has a unique mix of natural beauty, both on the island and in the marine reserve, as well as its rich cultural heritage," Ms Butler said.

"The new multi-media presentation provides the opportunity for all island visitors to experience the stunning marine environment from the comfort of the Commissariat Store."

"The presentation showcases the Maria Island marine reserve, including underwater footage of seals at the nearby Ile des Phoques, colourful jewel anemones under the jetty and a wreck dive on the Troy D.

"It also includes vision of other Tasmanian marine reserves such as Macquarie Island and the Kent Group.

"Visitors who want to get more involved in the marine environment can investigate underwater action in real time from the remote camera under the jetty or explore the rock pools at the Painted Cliffs with a new waterproof brochure.

"The new interpretation is part of a Tourism Infrastructure Fund project to improve Tasmania's top 10 Great Wildlife Sites, including Maria Island."

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