Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service is implementing a new park pass system for the state's national parks from May 2020 that is expected to raise an additional $3 million per year.
Changes include the creation of an Icon pass – under the Icon Park pass Cradle Mountain Day passes will increase from $16.50 to $25 for an adult. Day passes for children will increase from $8.25 up to $10, and a family will increase from $41.25 up to $60.
Holiday passes that are more typically purchased by visitors to Tasmania will also increase by $10 per person and $20 per vehicle.
However, in good news to regular visitors to the parks, an Annual All Parks pass will decrease by $6 per year and a Two Year, All Parks pass will decrease by $8 per year.
The Parks and Wildlife Service says the new pass system is expected to generate approximately $3M in revenue per annum and will help to recover the costs of shuttle bus and ferry services and other programs.