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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

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.


Located on the Lyell Highway, the $550,000 project was a response of the Hodgman Liberal Government to the difficulties facing the West Coast community when Copper Mines of Tasmania announced that the Mt Lyell Mine would enter care and maintenance in 2014.


This project was selected by the West Coast Economic Working Group as one that would help the region diversify its economy through tourism.


Parks and Wildlife Service staff managed the construction of the project, which was challenging given the steep slopes the one kilometre return track traverses.


The walk is of a standard suitable for the majority of visitors travelling the Lyell Highway and along with Lake St Clair, the Franklin Nature Trail, Nelson Falls and Donaghys Hill walks, it becomes a valuable part of the suite of experiences offered to visitors travelling the scenic Lyell Highway to the West Coast.