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100 years on, Old Pelion Hut retains its charm

19/09/2017

One of Tasmania's favourite historic mountain huts, Old Pelion Hut in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, is celebrating its centenary this year.More

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.More

Tenders advertised for Freycinet Master Plan

28/08/2017

Freycinet is one of the absolute jewels in Tasmania's crown, with locals and visitors flocking to the area in droves to experience one of the world's most stunning areas.
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Master plan for Freycinet

01/05/2017

Freycinet is one of the absolute jewels in Tasmania's crown.


Locals and visitors alike are flocking to the area to discover for themselves why this is not just one of the country's great regions, but one of hte world's most stunning areas.


This year, visitor numbers are expected to top 300,000 for the first time ever, making it one of the State's visitor hotspots.


Last year, Freycinet won bronze at the Australian Tourism Awards in the major attractions category, and the sky's the limit as far as this region of Tasmania is concerned.


The Tasmanian Government has set aside $50,000 this year to develop a comprehensive master plan for tourism infrastructure for the area.


The Tasmanian Government is also investigating options to improve the Wineglass Bay access road in readiness for the coming summer season. Approximately $100,000 will be set aside from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund in the upcoming 2017-18 Budget to address urgent road and parking issues that have already been identified.


The master plan will consider everything from transport logistics and water supply through to sewerage management and is vital to ensure that we can continue to showcase the area and improve on what's on offer.


The master plan will provide Government, the community and local businesses with a clear investment strategy that will deliver for the entire Freycinet and Coles Bay region.


The Government will work with a steering group that includes East Coast Tourism, the Parks and Wildlife Service, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, and the Freycinet Tourism Group.