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Big Tourism Wins for Freycinet National Park and the Three Capes Track

07/11/2016

The Parks are Wildlife Service (PWS) isimage elated after two of their iconic tourist attractions, the Freycinet National Park and Three Capes Track were recognised for their excellence, creativity and innovation at the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Awards on the weekend.


 


The awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania on behalf of the tourism industry, recognise outstanding achievement across all sectors of the tourism industry in Tasmania.


Freycinet National Park took out the Major Tourist Attractions category – reflecting the fact that it is the most popular national park in Tasmania.


 


The park is also one of the key tourism attractions for the state – attracting 272,000 domestic and international visitors this year alone.


 


The award for Freycinet National Park is the icing on the cake as the park celebrates its centenary as one of Tasmania’s first national parks.


 


Not to be outdone the Three Capes Track won the Gustav's Award for New Tourism Business, the first time a government department has won this category.


 


It is the largest track building project in the history of the PWS and took a decade to evolve from concept to opening in December 2015.


 


Bookings for the Three Capes Track are now over 13,400 while over 7,300 people have enjoyed the experience to date.


 


Andrew Roberts, PWS Acting General Manager said it is fantastic to see both attractions honoured at the tourism industry’s premier awards event and thanked all involved in the development and delivery of these two attractions.


 


‘Parks such as Freycinet and experiences like the Three Capes Track underpin the state’s tourism industry and make a major contribution to regional and local communities and economies’.image


 


It is great that the many hours and hard work of those staff involved have been recognised and are being celebrated by industry and stakeholders.


 


Both Freycinet National Park and Three Capes Track will now go on to represent Tasmania as finalists at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in February 2017.


 


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Three Capes Track – left to right


Bernard Dwyer – Tourism Industry Council Tasmania


Justin Helmich – PWS, State Coordinator Compliance


Ashely Rushton – PWS, Regional Manager South


Luke Gadd – PWS, Senior Ranger


Ben Clark – PWS, Business Enterprise Coordinator, Three Capes Track


Ami Alexis – PWS, Administrative Officer, Overland Track and Three Capes Track


Andrew Wagg – PWS, Three Capes Track Project Manager


Simon Willcox – PWS, Manager Visitor Strategy


 


Freycinet National Park – left to right


Nicola Young – PWS, Visitor Services Officer


Chris Colley – PWS, Regional Manager North


David Adams – PWS, Visitor Services Coordinator


Kim Dunlop – PWS, Visitor Reception Officer