TASMANIA - GATEWAY OF OPPORTUNITIES

Proposals for new tourism opportunities in national parks and reserves

The projects in the table below represent those that have been invited by the Minister to progress to lease and licence negotiation with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service(PWS) and those that have been directed by the Assessment Panel to PWS for routine licencing.

Proposals are required to obtain all other necessary statutory approvals through the Australian Government and State planning approval processes, with any associated costs to be borne by the developer.

Additional detail about each project can be obtained via the links below in the table.

ProponentProject nameDescriptionLocationFurther detailProgressed to lease and/or licence
Tara Anstie and Stephen Howell Blue Derby Pods Ride Mountain bike tours and 'pod' style accommodation Derby/Blue Tier Project brief Lease & licence signed - operating
Pieter van der Woude Tasmanian Boat Charters Guided boat charter experience Port Davey Project brief Lease & licence signed - operating
Raymond and Laura Becker Narawntapu Adventures Precinct An activity and accommodation base offering horse riding as well as kayaking, fishing and nature tours. Narawntapu National Park Project brief Lease signed - operating
Ian Johnstone South Coast Track Huts Walk Guided bushwalk with private huts Southwest National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Troy Grining and Mr Guy Grining The Lighthouse Project A multi-day ecotourism cruise experience Gordon River Project brief Licence under negotiation
Mr Nicolas Dansin Trees Adventure A tree-based adventure experience Mount Field National Park Project brief Lease & licence surrendered
Mr Heath Garratt

Walls of Jerusalem Lodge Walk

A guided bushwalk experience with private huts

Walls of Jerusalem National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Heath Garratt Overland Track Experience A guided bushwalk experience with private huts Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Heath Garratt Cradle Base Camp Experience A guided bushwalk experience with private huts Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Heath Garratt Frenchman's Cap Walk A guided bushwalk experience with permanent camps Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park Project brief

Lease/licence under negotiation

Prof Robert Morris-Nunn and Mr Michael Lynch Recherche Bay Eco Resort A floating eco-resort and land based infrastructure Recherche Bay Project brief

Lease/licence under negotiation

Ms Virginia Cowie and Ms Phillippa Denne Freycinet Eco Retreat       A guided walk in the Freycinet National Park departing from the Freycinet Eco Retreat at Mt Paul Freycinet National Park Project brief Licence signed - operating
Mr Adrian Sampson Freycinet Lodge extension Powered motor home sites with private ensuite facilities and accommodation cabins associated with the existing Freycinet Lodge. RACT have advised of potential modifications to the original submission. Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay Project brief Lease & licence signed - operating
Mr Anthony O'Hern Cradle Mountain Canyoning A heli-canyoning tour Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Daniel and Mrs Simone Hackett Hall's Island, Lake Malbena Development of luxury standing camp accommodation Hall's Island, Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park Project brief Lease & Licence signed - subject to conditions
Mr Mark Direen Project Point Adventure A remote trekking and water transport adventure tourism experience The Gallagher Plateau, north of the Huon River in the Southwest National Park Project brief Licence signed - operating
Ms Brett Torossi Avalon Ocean Pavilion Construction of a small stone pavilion for intimate celebrations Mayfield Conservation Coastal Reserve Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation

Mr Roger Corbin and Mrs Susan Stanley

Helicopter Landing Sites Provision of access to the Coles Bay area & Tasman Island by helicopter Coles Bay Project brief Tasman Island licence signed and operating
Coles Bay lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Simon French Maydena Adventure Experience Development of a world class mountain bike trail centre with a range of ancillary activities Eagles Eyrie / Abbotts Peak Project brief Lease/licence signed - operating
Mr Ian Johnstone South East Cape Walk        Overnight walk to Australia's southern most accessible point in the South West National Park South West National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Ian Johnstone Maria Island Wildlife and Heritage Experience  Two day overnight, all-inclusive experience around the Darlington precinct. Maria Island National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mrs Rachel and Mr Greg Power Mount Field National Park Campground and Huts Management of the Mount Field national park campground and Lake Dobson huts  Mount Field National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Ben Rea Tasmanian E Bike Adventures Nature based soft adventure tourism experiences using electric mountain bikes.  Various Project brief Licence signed - operating
Alexis Perez Moulting Lagoon Eco Tours An environmentally friendly boat based tour of Moulting Lagoon  Moulting Lagoon Project brief Licence signed - operating
Mr Nicholas Kostos
World Expeditions
Walls Of Jerusalem – Wilderness Puffer Pods A specially designed, communal cold weather demountable tent located adjacent to existing camping grounds. Walls of Jerusalem National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Nicholas Kostos
World Expeditions
Overland Track – Wilderness Puffer Pods Specially designed, communal cold weather demountable tents located adjacent to existing camping grounds along the Overland track Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Justin Carman
Mt Roland Resort Pty Ltd T/as Silver Ridge Retreat
Mt Roland Cableway and Adventure Precinct A cableway and adventure precinct providing access to the summit of Mt Roland in conjunction with mountain bike trails Mt Roland Regional Reserve and Conservation Area and private land Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Ms Jen Clingly Stanley Horse Riding Adventure Horse riding tours of Stanley Highfield Historic Site Project brief Directed to PWS for short term licence as per request - licence granted
Dr Jason Whitehead Recherche Bay Artist in Resident Experience An art and culture experience base in nature Southport Lagoon Conservation Area Project brief Directed to PWS for processing of routine access licence
Mr Simon French Dirt Taxi Mountain bike trails, uplift service and other associated services Meehan Range Nature Recreation Area (Mornington/Cambridge) Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation
Mr Craig Parsey and Ms Lesley Buchanan Cape Bruny Lighthouse Utilising three existing heritage buildings to establish visitor accommodation, a caretaker’s cottage and a booking office/cafĂ©.

South Bruny National Park, Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation