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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


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

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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