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Australia’s Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain Receives $20M for Redevelopment

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G’day Group has announced a nearly AU$20 million revamp of its Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain property to capitalize on Australia’s iconic nature-based experiences.

According to a press release, the Tasmanian development, which will be completed in stages, will offer luxurious outdoor experiences that include premium forest studio cabins linked by high, illuminated boardwalks.

The sustainable design incorporates hydronic heating, reverse-cycle air conditioners, double-glazed windows, skylights, drying rooms, as well as cozy gas fireplaces.

G’day Group CEO Grant Wilckens stated that the company would take its knowledge of creating a world-class eco-friendly glamping resort in the ecologically vulnerable Rottnest Island dunes to develop accommodations that are in harmony with the Tasmanian wilderness.

The project, built mainly within the park’s fascinating area at the border of the World Heritage Listed national park, will be constructed in accordance with strict sustainable standards while balancing tourism and environmental objectives, Wilckens said.

Cradle Mountain and nearby Dove Lake are bucket-list destinations, and this investment is about helping Australians experience the pristine natural environment in their backyard – with those touches of luxury they are looking for after nearly two years of pandemic challenges,” said G’day Group CEO Grant Wilckens.

“Already, our Cradle Mountain cabins are highly sought-after, and this development will help to attract a new brand of traveler. Our research shows there’s a strong intention in the market for people to travel to Tasmania – they’re looking for eco-experiences, activities such as hiking, canoeing, native animal experiences as well as fabulous food, wine and history Tassie is famous for,” Wilckens said.

Market research predicts an additional 102,000 visitor nights over the next couple of years, and the area is anticipated to be especially popular with international tourists when borders eventually reopen.

Stage 1 will comprise an AU$5.3 million capital investment into ten cabins and 40 motorhome and caravan sites on the long-term lease site, which is in line with the development master plan.

Stage 1 is expected to be finished in March 2022. It will increase the number of tourist cabins within the park up to 55, including 108 tourist spots and 20 beds for backpackers. The following stages will feature additional 49 tourist cabins, as well as 11 premium forest studios.

The project will complement the Tasmanian government’s significant capital investment throughout the Cradle Mountain region over the past few years, such as the new Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre Dove Lake shelter project and the new Overland Track huts.

The new-look Cradle Park Discovery Park forest studios will let guests be engulfed in the splendor of their surroundings. They’ve been built to reflect the iconic nature right in front of them. Balconies and beds and showers too are likely to feature views of The National Park.

The development will also feature additional cabins suitable for people with mobility needs or disabilities and other amenities and communal facilities for camping and caravanning guests.

A local Tasmanian firm has been hired to construct the new cabins. Local companies will also finish the civil works.

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