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Bruny Island Neck reopen following major redevelopment

12/12/2018

Bruny Island tourism icon, The Neck, has reopened following a major redevelopment and improvement to the visitor facilities at the popular site.
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Fairbrother wins contract for Cradle Mountain Gateway Precinct

12/12/2018

A key milestone in the implementation of the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached with Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother awarded a $12 million contract for work on the Cradle Mountain Visitor Gateway Precinct.More

Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened

26/11/2018

The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.
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Tourism in parks EOI process results in three new visitor experiences

29/08/2018

The Tasmanian Government’s Expressions of Interest (EOI) initiative allows for sensible and appropriate tourism developments in national parks, reserves and Crown land.


A number of high quality ventures are already operating, and there is now around $70 million worth of investment in the pipeline which will generate around 230 more full-time jobs, if delivered.


Three more EOI projects have now been granted licenses to proceed.


Rotor-Lift Aviation has been granted a trial licence for recreation and tourism activities on Tasman Island, involving scenic flights from Cambridge to the island. The Parks and Wildlife Service has undertaken a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) to ensure the flights will not impact on the natural and cultural values of the island or the peninsula. The RAA has determined that Rotor Lift could be granted a provisional licence.


Tasmanian E-Bike Adventures will provide guided bike tours on electronic bikes to ride and explore Maria Island National Park. The tours take in the sites further afield from the arrival at Darlington – including historic ruins, sweeping bays and a gourmet Tasmanian bicycle picnic.


Moulting Lagoon Eco Tours will commence operating a new water-based tour of the internationally significant wetland, Moulting Lagoon, north of Swansea. This tour will be operating in the near future, under a licence that was progressed through the EOI process. The nature-based tours will take small groups through the lagoon using an electric powered, near silent boat.


The EOI initiative is designed to deliver new, sensible tourism opportunities, continue the growth in Tasmania's visitor economy and provide more opportunities for people to visit our precious natural areas.