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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

Volunteer campground hosts wanted

30/10/2006

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking expressions of interest from people wishing to act as volunteer campground hosts at Cockle Creek in the Southwest National Park and at Southport Lagoon for short periods in the coming summer.
Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the volunteer campground host program has been very successful at other locations such as Waterfall Valley on the Overland Track and at Melaleuca in the Southwest National Park.
It's an opportunity for people with a strong connection to these special places to share their knowledge of the area with visitors," Mr Mooney said.
"We're looking for people that have an understanding of the principles of reserved land management and an ability to communicate with a wide range of visitors.
"The campground hosts provide extra capacity for our staff at a time of year when there are a lot of competing demands, including fire fighting."
At Southport Lagoon the campground hosts will be located at the proposed new campground accessed by a new four wheel drive track under construction. For that reason the campground hosts there will also need four wheel drive experience and their own vehicle to travel to and from the site.
The campground hosts are required to carry out minor maintenance and maintain communications with the Parks' Huonville Field Centre.
Further information is available by contacting Craig Saunders at the Huonville office on (03) 6264 8463 or by emailing Craig.Saunders@parks.tas.gov.au.