Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman
Parks And Wildlife Service In Tourism Awards
Victor P Taffa
2 Tasmanian Government enterprises in our National Parks have been listed as finalists in this year’s Tasmanian Tourism Awards, Premier Will Hodgman said.
Three Capes Track
Three Capes Track is a finalist in the Ecotourism category and the Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program is a finalist in the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category.
Three Capes Track is already a multi-award winning four-day walk that has captured the world’s attention and is a major drawcard for the increasing number of local and visiting walkers who want a world class experience in our unrivalled wilderness.
Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program
Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program builds on the award-winning Discovery Ranger Program and the Working On Country Aboriginal Trainee Program by delivering a unique experience for visitors to Tasmania’s stunning parks and reserves.
Aboriginal Rangers share and practice their culture on country, engaging visitors and creating an important connection to place through tourism.
“This is a ringing endorsement of our ability to balance managing our parks well alongside sustainable eco-tourism operations.” Premier Hodgman said.
“Congratulations also to the Wukalina Walk, which is a finalist in the Gustav’s award for New Tourism Businesses.”
Wukalina Walk is operated by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania with the strong support of the Tasmanian Government and provides a guided cultural experience for guests in the magnificent Mount William National Park.
Annual Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, recognise outstanding achievement across all sectors of the tourism industry in Tasmania.
Award winners will be announced at the Tourism Awards Gala Dinner on 9 November 2018.
Three Capes Track