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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.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.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.