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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

Macquarie Island

27/10/2006

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said work was well underway to address the problems facing Macquarie Island.

"The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area has internationally renowned conservation, geological, ecological and scientific values," Ms Wriedt said.

"It's true that Macquarie Island is a part of Tasmania and is managed by Parks and Wildlife Service.

"However, its World Heritage Area status means that the Australian Government has shared responsibility in looking after the island.
Ms Wriedt said a combined rabbit and rodent eradication plan has been prepared and reviewed by international experts.

"An eradication project officer is preparing the planning and regulatory approvals associated with the implementation of the eradication plan.

"Parks and Wildlife Service staff have recently briefed Department of Environment and Heritage staff on the situation and discussions are continuing on funding for the implementation of the eradication plan," Ms Wriedt said.