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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

Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors

10/10/2016

After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the inceasing number of Asian visitors.


PWS interpretation and education officer, Steve Johnson, said to make international visitors feel more welcome and make the most of their Tasmanian experiences, the PWS recruited two bilingual rangers (Mandarin and English speaking) Discovery Rangers last summer, for Mount Field and Freycinet national parks, which along wtih Cradle Mountain, receive the highest visitation.


"The bilingual ranger positions, which were a first for the long running Summer Discovery Program, proved a success and the PWS is repeating that recruitment drive for the 2016-2017 summer," Mr Johnson said.


"There are up to four positions for a fixed term, 12-month period and the role requires applicants to be able to speak Mandarin and be familiar with appropriate etiquette when assisting Asian visitors."


Parks is also seeking English speaking part-time Discovery Ranger positions for various locations around the state.


The Summer Discovery Program has been running for more than 30 years and has developed a reputation as one of the best interpretation programs in Australia. Thousands of adults and children participate in activities in a number of national parks and reserves during the peak December to January summer holidays.