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Tarkine Drive visitor facility upgrades


A tender has been advertised for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive.More

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp


Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.More

Next steps on the new Cradle Mountain visitor experience


A key milestone has been reached in the project to transform Cradle Mountain into a new world-class experience with the release of the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for public comment.More

Tourism in parks EOI process results in three new visitor experiences


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.