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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

Marakoopa Cave re-opens after flood repairs

17/02/2011

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park re-opened yesterday following flood damage in January.


The Parks and Wildlife Service’s Manager of Parks and Reserves for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, Chris Emms, said the Marakoopa Cave, the car park at the cave and the Fern Glade track were damaged by the torrent of water that hit the region on January 14.


The flood repair works included moving dislodged boulders within the cave and fitting a new cave door to replace the one that was washed away.


At the car park, a new rock wall was constructed at the site of a landslip and this was partly buried to lessen the risk of further slips at that position. The top car park was levelled and re-shaped and will be re-sealed in the next few days as weather permits.


The Fernglade Track that had significant wash-outs has been re-surfaced with fresh gravel and is now open.


The Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains also damaged by floodwaters, remains closed. The Westmoreland Falls Track near the Wet Cave Reserve was also extensively damaged and remains closed until further notice.