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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


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

Packers Spur fire will continue to be monitored


The Packers Spur fire was ignited by a lightning strike on the 7th of December 2007. Since then the fire has made several runs on days of high fire danger and has currently burnt 4500 ha. The "Hilton hut" at Adamsfield was the only structural loss.

Over the period of the last 21 days there has been several thousand man hours expended to contain this fire in rugged terrain near Adamsfield.

The Incident Management Team (IMT) has been operating out of the Mt Field Parks Base but will close down at 6pm today.

With the work that has been done by the crews, plus some rainfall it has been assessed that the fire is now safe and can be monitored by the local resources.

A number of walking tracks remain closed until further notice, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Track and Richea Creek Track. The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic. Those planning to visit the area are advised to check the Tasmania Fire Service website and Parks and Wildlife Service websites for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au, www.parks.tas.gov.au