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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

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

16/10/2017

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.
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Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

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

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

07/10/2014

A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.  


Cockle Creek is a significant tourism destination in Tasmania's far south. It's the gateway to the Southwest National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and attractions such as the iconic South Coast Track, which is soon to benefit from a $2 million upgrade announced in this year's budget.


The old timber bridge had reached the end of its serviceable life and had been restricted to a load limit of 12 tonnes since last year, limiting access to the Southwest National Park and World Heritage Area.


The new $600,000 bridge was designed and constructed by VEC Civil Engineering. It has an estimated life span of 100 years and is better suited to provide for vehicle and pedestrian access into the future.


The bridge will also provide safe ongoing access to a popular camping site and to a number of properties in the area.


A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

A view of the new bridge.

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

The bridge has been designed to be aesthetically pleasing in recognition of its location in a beautiful natural environment. It clean, simple lines feature an architecturally designed steel balustrade.