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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

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.


Maria Island is one of the jewels in Tasmania's crown of stunning natural locations, and the new vessel is a great result that will secure its growing reputation as a must-see East Coast tourism destination.


Osprey V can take up to 152 passengers, which is over 60 per cent more than the current vessel, and boasts modern facilities including food, drink and a licensed bar.


There has also been $1.8 million committed towards the Maria Island Re-discovered Project, which will deliver an improved visitor experience, a wider range of quality tourism products, and better infrastructure on this important tourism asset.


Visitors will start to experience the benefits this summer, with an upgraded jetty to accommodate the Osprey V and improved baggage handling upon arrival.


Conservation works and improving the access to the World Heritage Area buildings at Darlington will also be under way, with more staff to engage with visitors on the ferry journey and provide an enjoyable visitor experience.


Approximately 23,000 visitors travelled to Maria Island in 2016-17.