The Tasmanian Government has a goal to transform Tasmania into the environmental tourism capital of the world, to create jobs in Tasmania and help reach a target of 1.5 million interstate and international visitors a year by 2020.

With over 1.15 million visitors to our national parks, this EOI initiative opens up opportunities for more unique and exciting experiences for Tasmanians and visitors alike.  

Tasmania has a lot to be proud of with over 47 per cent of our land conserved in our national parks, reserves and Crown lands.  Our environment is one of our greatest assets.  This EOI has been developed to unlock economic opportunities through tourism and stimulate exciting new tourism products, while conserving an environment that we all treasure.  

Tasmania is looking for best practice environmental tourism and have opened the door to ideas that are compatible with the natural and cultural values of these areas.  We are seeking proposals for environmental, cultural, indigenous and heritage based tourism that involve or benefit local communities.   We encourage unique and innovative proposals that enhance the visitor experience and those that may adapt existing buildings or develop new tourism facilities.

The Tasmanian Government invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from private investors and tourism operators to develop sensitive and appropriate tourism experiences and associated infrastructure in Tasmania’s national parks, reserves and Crown land.

Round 1 of the EOI Process was launched within the first 100 days of the Will Hodgman Liberal Government and from December 2016 is now a continuous process.  The tourism projects table represents those projects that have moved through to lease and licence negotiation.  

The expertise of the EOI Assessment Panel and the guiding hand of the Office of the Coordinator-General will case manage proponents through the statutory approvals process.

Proposals will undergo a rigorous assessment based on 7 guiding principles to ensure that sensitive and appropriate proposals obtain statutory approvals as required under State and Commonwealth law.