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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

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area. 


Feedback from the community is invited on the draft plan that will help guide discussion on future management of the area to ensure this walk continues to deliver high quality and sustainable experiences into the future.


The Frenchmans Cap Track is the fourth most-popular backcountry walking experience in Tasmania, after the Overland Track, Three Capes Track and the Walls of Jerusalem, with more than 1,800 people visiting annually. The challenging four-day wilderness walk is one of the best walking experiences in the country.


The purpose of the plan is to outline the values and management issues that need to be addressed in coming years, describing actions that aim to protect both the area's high conservation values and the visitor experience.


The Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan is available at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=48009 and public comments must be received by 26 May 2018.