Tasmania’s iconic tourism experiences and National Parks are now open to tourists following the bushfires that struck some parts of the state more than a week ago.

Tasmania’s tourism industry across the state is back to business as usual with thousands of national and international visitors enjoying their Tassie holiday, according to Tourism Tasmania’s Chief Executive Officer, John Fitzgerald.

“It is important for people with plans to visit Tasmania, or still holidaying here to know that we are open for business,” he said.

“While locations surroundings the Arthur Highway and Tasman Peninsula have encountered fire damage, it must be emphasised that the southern area around Port Arthur Historic Site has not been affected by the fires.

“Likewise, the National Parks along the East Coast and in the Derwent Valley that were closed for safety reasons during the fires have now reopened.

“The iconic Port Arthur Historic Site and the popular summer getaways of Coles Bay, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park and Mt Field National Park have thankfully all escaped fire damage,” he said.

Fitzgerald also encouraged visitors to keep their plans for visiting and for those considering a visit to Tasmania this summer to book a trip and experience what this state has to offer.

As of today, Port Arthur Historic Site’s full range of tours, activities and harbour cruises are back to normal operation, as are the National Parks and businesses on the East Coast, Derwent Valley and North West Coast.

Fitzgerald said all other areas in Tasmania unaffected by the fires have been operating as usual.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management