Modernising Parks fees to allow for greater investment in sustainability
 

6 August 2019

Tasmania is an in-demand destination where local, interstate and international visitors seek premium experiences in our unrivalled natural environment.

For the first time in a decade, the Tasmanian Liberal Government is modernising our Park entry fees to ensure we can invest more into the sustainability of our Parks, while reducing the cost for those who regularly access them.

Prices of two-year and annual Parks passes, most commonly purchased by Tasmanians, will fall, while there will be an appropriate increase in short term passes. The new fees structure will commence from 1 May 2020.

Our Parks are a key driver of our visitor economy, with nearly 1.5 million visits to key locations within our parks occurring in the last year and we know that more than 40 per cent of tourists visited a National Park when in the State. Our Parks support more than 200 regional tourism operators, as well as businesses that deliver associated infrastructure and maintenance projects.

These fee changes are estimated to generate additional revenues of around $3 million per annum, which will be reinvested, in full, as current park fees are into infrastructure, maintenance and service delivery across our Parks.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government understands that to lock in growth for the future, we must protect what is special about Tasmania.

The Tasmanian way of life is the envy of the world and being able to visit our National Parks and experience all they have to offer is what makes our lifestyle so special.

Our new Park entry fee structure and continued strategic investment in our National Parks will ensure the visitor experience matches expectation whilst protecting what makes these areas so special in the first place.

The new fees can be found here: http://bit.ly/TasmaniaParksPass

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