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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

Cockle Creek bridge update


Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek.  The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, some new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.

Access to the camping area on the eastern side of the bridge remains closed during the construction period but access to the trackhead for the South Coast Track and South Cape Bay Track will remain available for pedestrians via a manned dinghy service provided each day between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

The Parks and Wildlife Service envisage the bridge will be completed and open for use in early September, in time for the busy spring/summer season.

For further information contact the PWS Huonville/Southwest Field Centre on 6264 8460.

Cockle Creek bridge update

Construction works at the Cockle Creek bridge.