Tourism pinned on the map

Promise. A majority Liberal government has promised to take tourism to the next level, if re-elected at the next state election. The Tasmanian Journeys initiative will include funding for the north west to build on its Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, where travellers explore local produce along with iconic tourism experiences. To encourage visitation by …

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Event to draw visitors

Masters. The Australian Masters Games are just weeks away, and that means locals may see a few new faces in the region. “I am optimistic that we will attract some games participants to our area in between their sporting commitments or before or after the games,” says Clint Walker, president of the Circular Head Tourism …

1 year ago

What about our clean, green brand?

Clever investment in the Circular Head brand and tourism instead of wind and salmon farms would potentially create more jobs for the entire community than these industrial and environmentally degrading proposals will limit. Locally owned businesses based in tourism, agriculture and fishing all tend to converge and complement each other. They also offer meaningful employment. Big corporations from outside do not invest …

1 year ago
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Improved visitor experiences

Upgrades. Works at Trowutta Arch and Dip Falls have now been completed providing improved access to these two natural wonders. At Dip Falls, the completion of a new stairway will allow visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls. The $220,000 upgrade to the stairs follows the installation of a new …

1 year ago

Rave reviews online

Tourism. Hanlon House in Stanley was singled out with Trip Advisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice award and named in the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Australia. This is the highest recognition for the online site for traveller reviews and is presented annually to the top one per cent of businesses across select categories. The announcement accompanied …

1 year ago

Staircase to stunning views

Tourism. Further upgrades to Dip Falls are set to begin this week. The work will focus on upgrading the stairs, improving safety and increasing accessibility to the destination that is popular with locals and tourists alike. This work is stage two of the upgrade process with a new viewing platform built at the base of …

2 years ago

Tourism awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards. Held at Pier01 in Ulverstone on Thursday July 28, the annual awards are open to all tourism operators, businesses and outstanding individuals working to improve the visitor experience in our region. This year an online nomination system has been introduced, designed to fast-track …

2 years ago
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Tourism to prosper: CHTA

Regional. The Circular Head Tourism Association (CHTA) is backing the Cradle Mountain Master Plan saying tourism in the western part of Tasmanian is dependent upon it. “Cradle Mountain is the drawcard for visitors into the region and without investment and a major regeneration, visitor numbers will not be maintained and our local economy could suffer …

3 years ago

Open for business

Tourism. Dismal by name but certainly not by nature, that is according to Graham Gallaher of Tarkine Forest Adventures. While the bushfires have rocked the community and scorched the land, tourism operators are now facing a new challenge. “Today (Monday), we had four visitors,” Mr Gallaher said of the Dismal Swamp tourist destination which generally …

3 years ago

Stellar spots

Tourism. Two Stanley accommodation providers have made it on the state’s ‘Stellar Stays’ list. Announced late last year, the list features Tasmania’s top hotels as rated by guests on the global hotel metasearch website, HotelsCombined. Stanley’s Hanlon House Bed & Breakfast was fourth on the state’s list and 26th nationally with an overall rating of …

3 years ago
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