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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

06/08/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May next year.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019




The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania’s only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.



Located at one of the highest building locations in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the new building includes a first aid station and ski patrol facilities, ticketing office and public shelter with toilets.


The shelter is designed to be energy efficient using solar energy, and the building’s stonework has crafted to blend the building into the rocky landscape.


Local firm Vos Constructions, with input from BPSM architects, delivered the $1.25 million building which was jointly funded by the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Governments.


Tasmania’s unrivalled natural environment is a major drawcard for visitors and visitor numbers to Mt Field National Park continue to grow sustainably and now approach 200,000 per year.


The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter is part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to improving infrastructure in national parks to make it easier for visitors to enjoy the unique experiences on offer around the state.





New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season
New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season
New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season