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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents


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


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


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

Exciting times for Cradle Mountain


Tasmania is one of the jewels in Tasmania's crown of stunning natural locations.

The next step in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project that will improve the visitor experience and ensure Cradle Mountain retains its reputation as a must see destination in Tasmania has been unveiled.

The visitor infrastructure, services and buildings for the Cradle Mountain area do not reflect the experience that many of our visitors to this area expect. In particular, the current visitor centre is insufficient to deal with the current visitor numbers or those forecast for the future.

The Hodgman Liberal Government committed $21.8 million in the 2017/18 Budget to progress the Cradle Mountain Master Plan implementation.

The key features of the upgrades include the construction of a new visitor centre, commercial services hub and village precincnt, and a new viewing shelter and viewing platform at Dove Lake as well as a plan for improved transportation within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Visitation has been booming at Cradle Mountain in recent years as more and more tourists flock to the state to experience our extraordinary natural environment, and the upgrades willl attract even more tourists each year, putting money into the regional economy.