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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.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 Neck Game Reserve.


This follows the carpark, roadworks and wildlife zone including penguin tunnel access that opened in November, to cater for the increased number of tourists stopping at the popular lookout, and to prevent greater impact on the wildlife.


The new four-cubicle facility is a 'closed' system to prevent environmental impact and is both wheelchair and pram friendly.


Planning is also well underway for the next stage in the redevelopment with the boardwalks, stairway to the lookout and viewing platforms to be replaced and improved.


These works provide a new and enhanced experience for visitors and are specifically designed to protect the movements of penguins and other fauna.


Infrastructure will follow the existing footprint wherever possible to minimize further physical and visual impacts to the fragile 'neck' environment.


The upgrades are part of the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, which is funding $8 million of infrastructure upgrades in parks and reserves across Tasmania from 2017 - 2019.