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Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

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Cradle Mountain interim visitor centre improvements

03/02/2010

Visitor services at Cradle Mountain are set to be improved with construction of extensions to the visitor centre under way this week.


Parks and Wildlife Service Northwest Region acting manager Stuart Lennox said the extension to the interim visitor centre at the transit terminal site signals a major change in the hub of visitor operations at Cradle.


“This is another step forward in establishing a main arrival point at the southern end of the former airstrip as identified in the 2003 Cradle Tourism Development Plan.


“The extension to the interim visitor centre will provide for it to become a one-stop shop for visitors, providing information, park passes, tour and souvenir sales. The works will include a new barbecue shelter for visitors and additional toilet facilities,” Mr Lennox said.


“It follows on from a number of changes to visitor services at Cradle including the shuttle bus operation, the introduction of a Cradle day pass, changes to car parking, signage and a traffic audit.


“With the large number of visitors to Cradle, especially during the peak summer season, it’s now more logical for the point of arrival to be at the transit terminal, where there is ample room for visitors to park their cars and then board the shuttle bus.


“The objective of the change is improve the visitor experience by providing information and a range of products and services more efficiently.”


The former visitor centre within the park will remain open for a self-guided interpretive experience and it will also remain the park’s ranger station. Visitors should note however that sales of park passes and souvenirs will no longer be available at that location.


As identified in the 2003 Cradle Tourism Development Plan, the long term vision for Cradle includes the development of a new purpose-built visitor centre. This is subject to development approvals and funding.