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Price increases for parks facilities


Adjustments to the prices of facilities in Tasmania's parks and reserves will support the sustainability of visitor sites and camping areas with fees going back into infrastructure and maintenance.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said that these price increases follow recommendations from a review of prices at park and reserve attractions and facilities around Tasmania.

Park entry fees were last increased in 2004 and the increase takes into account rises in the consumer price index.

"The changes standardise prices for similar experiences across the State for the first time, ensuring the long term maintenance, upgrade and viability of the facilities provided," Ms Wriedt said.

"In some areas the price increases will be phased in gradually."
"The fee changes recognise that many park facilities have been improved significantly during the past several years."

"Our parks and reserves are enjoyed by many thousands of Tasmanians each year and these changes will enhance the visitor experience and protect the conservation values that people enjoy so much."

Fees will be increased for attractions such as Highfield Historic Site and the Mole Creek and Hastings caves from December 1. An increase in entry fees for national parks and for the Overland Track will come into effect in November 2007.

Information about fees for parks and reserves facilities is available here.