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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

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


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.

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island


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


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.