Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

20 December 2019

Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage

Virtual trekking in Tasmanian National Parks

Tasmania’s magnificent national parks are on show around the globe with visitors able to take a virtual tour before coming here for their own adventure.

In a Tasmanian first, the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has partnered with Google Australia and Tourism Tasmania to capture imagery across three iconic Tasmanian national parks using the Google Street View Trekker.

The imagery provides 360-degree views of the incredible landscapes at Mount Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks.

The spectacular footage was captured by PWS staff wearing specially designed wearable backpack cameras during routine patrols.

The project has captured locations where visitation is sustainably managed, such as Tall Trees and Russell Falls at Mount Field, the Dove Lake Circuit, some of our popular 60 Great Short Walks, and the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs on Maria Island.

Tourism is a key driver of our economy with visitors spending a record $2.46 billion last year, creating jobs in every corner of the state.

We have a long-term plan to make Tasmania the eco-tourism capital of the world, and our plan is working with more visitors coming to our state, staying longer, exploring our regional areas and spending more while they are here, benefiting all Tasmanians, especially our regional economies.

This new imagery will be available to view from Friday 20 December 2019 via Google Maps.

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