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100 years on, Old Pelion Hut retains its charm

19/09/2017

One of Tasmania's favourite historic mountain huts, Old Pelion Hut in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, is celebrating its centenary this year.More

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.More

Tenders advertised for Freycinet Master Plan

28/08/2017

Freycinet is one of the absolute jewels in Tasmania's crown, with locals and visitors flocking to the area in droves to experience one of the world's most stunning areas.
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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.