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Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

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

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

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 managment plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.


The Tasman National Park Management Plan 2017 took effect on October 4,  and now enables the consideration of helicopter access to Tasman Island for recreational and tourism purposes - providing the opportunity for more people to visit and enjoy the region.


Through the EOI process, Tasmanian operator Rotor Lift Aviation has put forward a proposal to fly tourists to the spectacular 120 hectare island.


The plan now allows commercial helicopter landings, however this activity will require Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) approval through a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA).


This is to ensure that proposed activities are environmentally, socially and economically acceptable.


Subject to a detailed RAA process which includes looking at flight path and frequency, impacts to wildlife, protection of biosecurity and minimising potential impacts on other park visitors, PWS will now work with Rotor Lift Aviation on a trial.