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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

Maria Island ferry operator sought

07/02/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.


PWS Director Visitor Services Stuart Lennox said the recent Maria Island Ecotourism Feasibility Study highlighted the importance of a reliable, regular passenger ferry service for the island and the PWS is keen to secure such an operation as soon as possible.


“Establishing a quality, affordable regular passenger ferry service is the first step in implementing the key recommendations of the study, which also defined a future vision for the Maria Island visitor experience,” Mr Lennox said.


“We are now calling for an operator to provide a consistent, high quality passenger and freight service with a fit for purpose vessel to Darlington on Maria Island.


“We are intending to offer the exclusive right for the regular year-round service to the island, along with potential non-exclusive service enhancement opportunities including guided tours, retail sales and equipment hire.”


The Expression of Interest document is available by contacting Tourism Services manager Jen Fry at Jen.Fry@parks.tas.gov.au.


An information session for interested parties will be held on 5 March 2014 and intending participants are asked to register with the contact officer by 26 February 2014.