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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

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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

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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

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

New shelter for Hartz Mountains

31/08/2007

A new shelter for visitors to the Hartz Mountains National Park will enhance the experience for visitors, allowing them to enjoy the beauty of the area while remaining sheltered from the weather.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said the new shelter would be a great improvement for visitors to this stunning national park.

"Hartz Mountains is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and it provides a window into the southwest wilderness," Ms Wriedt said.

"The Hartz Mountains is one of the most accessible wilderness World Heritage Areas in Australia, being only 84 kilometres southwest of Hobart.

"It is one of the key tourist attractions in the Huon region, along with Hastings Caves, Cockle Creek and the Tahune Airwalk."

Ms Wriedt said the shelter provides a sense of arrival to the Hartz Mountains National Park.

"It provides shelter from the weather, so that even during inclement conditions, visitors will be able to enjoy the magnificence of the area in relative comfort," she said.

"It will enhance the opportunities for school groups and less able visitors, as the shelter and new toilet facilities are both accessible to wheelchairs.

"Not everyone has the ability to venture very far into the challenging terrain and conditions, so developments such as this are particularly important."

The shelter includes walker registration and information sections, an area for picnics and provides a great view of the mountain ranges.

It complements a series of recent improvements at Hartz, including walking track upgrades and viewing platform installations.

The $270,000 shelter was funded by the Tasmanian Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

New shelter for Hartz Mountains

The new public shelter at the Hartz Mountains.