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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.


The features of the new bus fleet will provide a current best-practice transport service operating at Cradle Mountain. McDermotts' fleet of four diesel-electric hybrid vehicles, along with five conventional diesel buses, will have low-floor capability to comply with current disability standards.


A shuttle bus service has been used to transport visitors from the visitor centre into the national park and Dove Lake since 2004. 


Visitation to Cradle Mountain is at an all-time high with 268,000 people visiting last year, a 12 per cent increase on the previous year.


While a cableway remains the government's preferred solution for the park, an increased shuttle bus service will be required in the short term while cableway options are fully investigated.


This new service will futher support the Hodgman Liberal Government's investment into Cradle Mountain. It has already committed $21.8 million to implement the Cradle Master Plan which includes a new visitor centre, village precinct, car park and visitor shelter at Dove Lake, and a further $35 million for the cableway and a new iconic tourism experience at Cradle Mountain.