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Strong interest on Next Iconic Walk

17/10/2018

The period to submit proposals for Tasmania's next world-class walking experience will be extended due to massive interest from across the State.More

Parks and Wildlife Service in tourism awards

15/10/2018

Two key Parks and Wildlife Service enterprises have been listed as finalists in this year's Tasmanian Tourism Awards.More

Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk

28/09/2018

The call is out to find Tasmania's next world-class walking experience.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.