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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

Historic hut damaged by fire

15/09/2006

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that a hut at East Pillinger at Kelly Basin on Macquarie Harbour has been closed after it was badly damaged by fire on the weekend.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Peter Mooney, said that about a quarter of the Reindeer Lodge at the historic township of East Pillinger was damaged when clothes drying in front of a fire caught alight and the fire spread.

"The fire has burnt electrical wiring and caused some structural damage," he said.

"This is disappointing, however, as part of the Community Huts Program, we will work with the local community ensure repairs are carried out so that it can be re-opened for use."

The Reindeer Lodge is partly constructed from a timber railway carriage that remained at the site following the establishment of wharves, a sawmill and brickworks at the East Pillinger township. It is located at Kelly Basin, southeast of Strahan, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.