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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.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.