Tasmanian seniors offered further concessions on national park visits

Tasmanian seniors will be allowed to visit the state’s national parks for free over a year if the Liberals are re-elected.

The $76 concessional all parks pass and the $51 one park pass will then be discounted by 50 per cent in the years after that.

Premier Will Hodgman said the offer would apply to more than 100,000 Tasmanians who held a Tasmanian Seniors Card, were aged over 60, and worked less than 20 hours a week.

It is anticipated the move will cost the state up to $750,000 over three years.

The state has 19 national parks.

Freycinet National Park is the State’s most visited national park with 292,000 visitors recorded over 2016-17 – up 7 per cent on the year before.

There were 252,000 visitors to Cradle Mountain over that year; an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year.