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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Bruny Island tourism improvements

14/06/2016

Two of Bruny Island’s major tourism drawcards, The Neck and the South Bruny Lighthouse site, are being upgraded by the Parks and Wildlife Service.


It is estimated that visitation to The Neck is about 56,000 visitors per year and the upgrades, valued in excess of $500,000, will see the replacement of The Neck’s ageing timber staircase and viewing platform in a staged project.


While the current timber structures have served the site well, they have reached the end of their serviceable life and the new structure will meet current building codes and provide improved access.


Stage 1 will see the construction of a new wheelchair accessible walkway from the existing car park to a new bird viewing area, saddle viewing area and beach viewing area, and continuing the track to the top of the slope with a new staircase and lookout. Stage 3 includes replacing the existing car park and toilet facility.


It is expected that works will begin in autumn 2017 and will be staged to provide visitor access as far as possible during construction. In order to minimise disturbance to rookery birds, construction will only be undertaken between April and October.


Another Bruny Island tourism icon, the South Bruny Lighthouse site, has seen maintenance works completed during the summer and autumn months.


The three light keepers’ quarters have been re-roofed in a heritage red which not only is more in keeping with the original colours of the buildings, but which blends into the landscape.


The Bruny Island lighthouse also received a much-needed facelift, with restoration works including a fresh coat of paint.


Plans are being developed to improve visitor access at the site to better cope with the increasing visitation and deliver an improved visitor experience.