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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Cockle Creek bridge update

12/08/2014

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.