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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

Improving The Neck experience

30/04/2018

A Bruny Island tourism icon, The Neck, will receive a major facelift during the winter months, with the final stage of upgrading works set to begin in early May.


Funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, over $780,000 is being invested in a new walkway and viewing platforms that will provide improved access for mobility-impaired visitors. The existing iconic stairway will also be re-built, preserving the experience that so many people have come to love.


The work, to be undertaken from May to October, will include removing existing stairs, walkways and lookouts and rebuilding elevated boardwalks on a new alignment specifically designed to protect the nesting habitat of short-tailed shearwaters and penguins.


The works have been scheduled to be outside of the peak tourism season and to minimise disturbance to native wildlife at the site.


Works over the coming months will involve temporary closures and are being staged to maintain access when it is practical to do so. Visitors are advised not to rely on access to this location during the winter season.


PWS staff will host an information session about the works on Thursday, 3 May at the Alonnah Community Hall from 10am-2pm. Further inquiries may be directed to the Southern Region office on 6165 4053.


 


 

Improving The Neck experience