Cradle Mountain Master Plan

10 March 2016, the Cradle Coast Authority unveiled the Cradle Mountain Master Plan.

Proposed Dove Lake shelter in Cradle Mountain Master Plan

The Cradle Mountain Master Plan is a collaborative initiative between local government and the tourism industry that outlines potential future development which would be a catalyst for the growth of the State’s tourism sector and economy.

A reinvigorated Cradle Mountain visitor experience would attract an additional 59,000 visitors a year, resulting in over 102,000 more visitor nights, and provide a fiscal injection of more than $29M to the Tasmanian economy.

The key to the Master Plan is a suite of ‘hero experiences’ designed to complement Cradle Mountain’s unique wilderness environment including;

• A Cable Way that will provide all weather and mobility access to Dove Lake;

• A state of the art viewing shelter at Dove Lake which will remove the existing car park and restore the area to its natural state;

• Specially designed shelters and lookouts that integrate with the natural environment adjacent to the Dove Lake Walk; and

• A World Heritage Village concept that will showcase Cradle Mountain’s international significance with new Visitor Centre, restaurant, shops and entertainment area.

A video illustrating the proposed infrastructure can be viewed on the website of Tasmanian architecture practice Cumulus Studio:

For more information about the Cradle Coast Master Plan contact the Cradle Coast Authority: