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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.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.


The Neck is one of the most popular locations on Bruny Island and the ongoing upgrades will ensure the island keeps up with tourism demand while increasing road safety for locals, tourists and wildlife.


The new car park will provide for 24 spaces plus bus parking, with safer entry and exit driveway access. Further upgrades, including a new boardwalk and viewing platforms are expected to begin in 2018 after ground nesting birds have left the site.


Upgrades to the toilet facilities are also expected to be finalised in mid-January, with signs currently directing the public to an alternate facility at the Bruny Neck campground.


The upgrades at Bruny Island Neck are being jointly delivered by the Department of State Growth and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.