MAY 2020


Demand for accommodation exceeds supply

Cradle Mountain holiday park set to gain another 51 sites for tourist caravans

Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain

Have your say

DISCOVERY Parks is planning to add another 51 caravan sites to its popular park in Tasmania.

Locals have been invited to have their say on the proposed expansion, located on the edge of the world-heritage-listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park.

The development, set over five stages, will also include an extra 71 cabins.

The demand for low-cost accommodation in the Cradle Mountain area currently exceeds supply.

An impact statement says there would be "minimal vegetation clearance" for visual screening and for maintaining a bushland setting.

Larger trees would have to be removed because they would pose a hazard to visitors and buildings.

They would also more likely contain hollows and habitat for small marsupials and bird species.

"The site also has burrows that could potentially be habitat for wombats, devils or quoll dens," the statement added.

It said the Discovery park was the only commercial caravan park offering affordable accommodation in the region, with family and dormitory accommodation, camp kitchen and general store.

The impact statement said the development aimed to "increase the availability of affordable and unique accommodation to cater to the growing demand".

It would provide low to mid-range cost accommodation and improved accessibility, allowing a larger range and diversity of people to visit the area, it added.

People have until June 3 to submit comments on the plan to
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

Written submissions can be emailed to or posted to Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, PO Box 809, Ulverstone TAS 7315.


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