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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

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.