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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

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers


A boardwalk along the scenic Coastal Track from Bakers Beach to Badger Beach at Narawntapu National Park has been completed just in time to welcome the influx of walkers visiting in spring and summer. The three plank boardwalk was constructed to replace the existing boardwalk after it was destroyed by fire in 2013.

The boardwalk will help to reduce erosion at stream crossings caused by foot traffic. Four separate sections have been reconstructed. In addition to the boardwalk, a new bench seat overlooks the windswept, picturesque Copper Cove.  Copper Cove can be reached via the Coastal Track from either the Springlawn or Badger Head ends of the park. It is a moderate half-day walk featuring stunning views of the northwest coast and Bass Strait with Mt Roland, Black Bluff and the Dial Range visible on clear days.

The project provided a good opportunity for old hands to teach both new and less experienced staff skills in boardwalk construction. On most days the construction team was treated to the sight of a pair of white-bellied sea eagles soaring above the coastline.

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers

A stream crossing along the track before the boardwalk was rebuilt.

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers

The new boardwalk at the stream crossing.

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers

The fire-blackened landscape after a bushfire in 2013.

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers

Copper Cove on Bass Strait.

Copper Cove boardwalk ready for summer walkers

Staff at work during construction.