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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

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

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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Walking tracks closed due to fire danger

14/03/2008

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that walking tracks in Freycinet, Maria Island and the Douglas Apsley national parks will be closed today, Friday, 14 March due to the high fire danger.

Parks and Wildlife Service fire operations manager Adrian Pyrke said that the tracks are closed in the interests of public safety.

"The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a statewide total fire ban due to the forecast hot, dry and windy conditions and these conditions present a risk to visitors in some of our parks," Mr Pyrke said.

The closures for Friday are as follows:
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay, Mt Amos and Hazards walking tracks are closed.
Cape Tourville / Honeymoon Bay / Richardsons Beach / Isaacs Point (Friendly Beaches) Day Use Areas remain open.
Please be aware that the 4WD Track to the South Friendly Beaches remains closed until further notice for the duration of the Coles Bay Water Supply Project.

Douglas Apsley National Park
All tracks other than to the Apsley Waterhole are closed.

Maria Island
The Bishop and Clerk Track; Inland Track; and Mt Maria Track are closed.