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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

Tassie the toast of Australian tourism, again

28/02/2017

For the third year running, Tasmania has dominated the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, winning more medals than any other state.


Premier Will Hodgman said this demonstrates once again that Tasmania does tourism better than anyone, and that the partnership between government and industry to maintain the tourism boom is working.


"A centrepiece of the plan to grow the economy and create more jobs is to back our competitive strengths and there is no better example than the tourism industry," Mr Hodgman said.


"This year's awards also demonstrated our great strength in eco-tourism, proving that we can balance the protection of our precious natural areas with a growing tourism industry.


"The national awards are also a wonderful advertisement for our State and will inspire more people to visit our beautiful island.


"Congratulations to all nominees in the national awards, and particularly the winners."


The gold medal winners are:



  • Three Capes Track, New Tourism Business;

  • The Tasmanian Walking Company, Ecotourism;

  • Riverfly 1864, Specialised Tourism Services;

  • The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Business Event Venue (and inducted into the Hall of Fame);

  • Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Accommodation; and

  • Freycinet National Park was a bronze medal winner in the Major Tourist Attraction.


Visit www.australiantourismawards.com.au for the full list of winners.