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Overland Track bookings open with a rush

18/07/2017

Tasmania's iconic world-renowned bushwalks are a key driver behind the boom in visitor numbers to the state, and bookings for the Overland Track walking season have opened with a rush for the peak summer period.More

Works under way to improve safety at Bruny Island Neck

07/07/2017

Bruny Island Main Road at The Neck will soon be a safer environment for road users, visitors and wildlife, with road and car park improvements starting this week.More

Productive summer on the Overland Track

27/06/2017

The Overland Track's summer works program has seen gains in sanitation, historic heritage conservation works and track improvements.More

Improving tourism assets at Heritage Landing

03/02/2017

The iconic  Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Gordon River cruise tourism experience is set for a major upgrade with facilities at Heritage Landing to be upgraded.


The $800,000 project is funded by the Tourism Infrastructure Fund which is helping to maintain and enhance visitor experiences so that parks can reach their full tourism potential.


The Gordon River cruise is the major drawcard for visitors to the West Coast and Strahan, with 77,000 people enjoying a Gordon River cruise in 2016.


The rainforest walkway was built by the Parks and Wildlife Service in 1989 and is a highlight of the Gordon River cruise experience as visitors are able to have a firsthand experience of the dense rainforest.


As part of the project, the two jetties will be refurbished; a small one and the larger cruise boat jetty. On land, the entire boardwalk will be rebuilt as a wider path accessible for mobility-impaired visitors. There will be more seating and interpretation will also be upgraded.


Devonport company AJR Construct was selected to carry out the upgrade following a public tender process. AJR has proven its ability to undertake construction work in a sensitive national park environment and at remote locations. They built the Munro cabin complex on the award-winning Three Capes Track, and more recently, replaced the pedestrian bridge on the Enchanted Nature Walk at Cradle Mountain.


The Heritage Landing project will provide employment for 5-8 people and will be another challenging program as all material has to be delivered by boat and workers will live on-site for 10 day shifts.


Work is expected to be complete by early winter. Visitors will still be able to access the site during construction.