Submission

The draft report is somewhat superficial when it comes to presenting a reasoned argument for ‘ecotourism’ development for Maria Island, a national park with considerable natural and cultural values, and World Heritage convict heritage in the Darlington precinct.

Since the area has been set aside for its conservation values, all tourism must be predicated on, and responsive to, natural and cultural values conservation.

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Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.