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April 2017


Tasman Highway, Tasmania

Tasman Highway: caravanners concerned

'Tourism is not only about hospitality'

Concerned caravanners call
for improvements on Apple
Isle's Tasman Highway

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CONCERNED caravanners have called on the Tasmanian government to improve the Apple Isle's popular east coast highway.

Lyn Gladman raised the issue after a caravan trip along the coastal route and talking to other caravanners.

And the problem was again thrown into prominence recently after a crash involving a caravan and 4WD closed the Hobart-bound lanes of the Tasman Highway between Cambridge and Mornington.

Ms Gladman has now written to Examiner newspapers complaining about insufficient pull-off points and public amenities for recreational vehicles touring the picturesque and popular eastern side of the island.

"The highway is far too narrow to cater for the big motorhomes and caravans touring from the mainland," she said.

"And caravan parks need upgrading to cater for these big vehicles arriving in the peak time."

Mr Gladman also raised problems with the Spirit of Tasmania ferries, pointing out that travellers were having to extend their stay on the island because return bookings to the mainland were often difficult to secure.

"When is the government going to start and look after our tourists?" she asked.

"Tourism is not only about the hospitality."

Ms Gladman suggested the premier hire a big motorhome and travel along the east coast to St Helens, Bicheno then down to Triabunna.


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