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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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.