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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

Funding for walking tracks


The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.

$2 million will be spent on upgrading the South Coast Track, from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek, to improve access to this spectacular natural asset. The funding will be used to upgrade existing infrastructure, do minor rerouting where the established tracks have become difficult to access, and provide safe access to beach areas.

The South Coast Track is already one of Tasmania's Great Bushwalks attracting approximately 1,500 walkers per year.

A further $4 million has been committed to contribute to the completion of the Three Capes Track.

The completed walk will take in dramatic vistas of the wild and remote sea cliffs in the Tasman National Park and will be one of the world's greatest coastal walking experiences.

Funding for walking tracks

Walking Track Services crew at work at The Blade, Cape Pillar, on the Three Capes Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.

Funding for walking tracks

South Cape Bay on the South Coast Track.

Funding for walking tracks

A track worker's work toolkit on the South Coast Track. Photo courtesy Geoff Lea.