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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access

23/02/2018

Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites

13/02/2018

Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day

01/02/2018

'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.


Maria Island is one of the jewels in Tasmania's crown of stunning natural locations, and the new vessel is a great result that will secure its growing reputation as a must-see East Coast tourism destination.


Osprey V can take up to 152 passengers, which is over 60 per cent more than the current vessel, and boasts modern facilities including food, drink and a licensed bar.


There has also been $1.8 million committed towards the Maria Island Re-discovered Project, which will deliver an improved visitor experience, a wider range of quality tourism products, and better infrastructure on this important tourism asset.


Visitors will start to experience the benefits this summer, with an upgraded jetty to accommodate the Osprey V and improved baggage handling upon arrival.


Conservation works and improving the access to the World Heritage Area buildings at Darlington will also be under way, with more staff to engage with visitors on the ferry journey and provide an enjoyable visitor experience.


Approximately 23,000 visitors travelled to Maria Island in 2016-17.