Our Latest News

Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Tender for Cradle shuttle service

01/05/2017

A tender to provide the shuttle bus service to Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain is being advertised.


Cradle Mountain is a Tasmanian tourism icon, as is the stunning view of the mountain at Dove Lake.


The current shuttle service at Cradle Mountain has been very effective in reducing the traffic congrestion on the Dove Lake Road, providing safe, reliable and comfortable travel from the visitor centre to Dove Lake.


As part of the currnet Cradle Mountain Master Plan, alternative transport systems, including a cable way, will be investigated. However, it's expected that any new bus service will be in place for at least five years, even if an alternative system is found to be more beneficial in managing the visitor experience and protecting the environment.


The tender documents are available at https://www.tenders.gtas.gov.au/. It is expected that a new contract shuttle bus service would start on 1 July 2018.