TASMANIA - GATEWAY OF OPPORTUNITIES

Proposals for new tourism opportunities in national parks and reserves

The following table represents the proposed projects  that have been invited by the Minister to proceed to negotiate a lease and/or licence for their proposal.

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

Proponent Project name Description Location Further detail Progressed 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
Pieter van der Woude Tasmanian Boat Charters Guided boat charter experience Port Davey Project brief Lease & licence signed
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
Ian Johnstone South Coast Track Huts Walk Guided bushwalk with private huts Southwest National Park Project brief  
Wayne O'Brien Flinders Island Crossing Guided bushwalk with private huts Flinders Island Project brief  
Mr Robert Fairlie Tarkine Coast Walk A multi-day educational walking experience with accommodation Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Project brief  
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 signed
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
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 under negotiation
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 under negotiation
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
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 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
Mr Trevor and Mrs Megs Norton Lower Gordon River Kayak/Cruise        Cruise offering into the Lower Gordon River from Horseshoe Bend to Franklin River Junction. Lower Gordon River Project brief Lease/licence under negotiation