The arrival of the first of two luxury ships to dock at Beauty Point this cruise season signals the council is on track with its foreshore master plan, mayor Christina Holmdahl says.
The long-term plan, to be implemented over 10-15 years, was released in January 2018 to coincide with the arrival of the first cruise ship to dock in five years.
It aims to create a tourism precinct at the Inspection Point Wharf, along with foreshore beautification works, and is expected to cost about $4 million.
"We are at the stage where we are working with the designers, and once the final paperwork is done between the council and the government we will be ready to go," Cr Holmdahl said.
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"Beauty Point is the ideal place for these smaller boutique ships, and we're hoping ... there will be many, many more."
On the third stop of seven scheduled around the state during its maiden voyage, the Caledonian Sky docked at the Inspection Point Wharf on Thursday morning carrying more than 180 passengers and crew.
The ship's voyage began in Melbourne and will end in Auckland.
TasPorts executive general manager growth, Matthew Johnston said the company's previous $4 million investment for the site had enabled the recent sustainable growth of the sector at Beauty Point.
The state government released its Sustainable Cruise Blueprint in August, which aims to grow the sector to $50 million by 2022.
Captain Hakan Gustafsson was thrilled by his first trip up the Tamar, saying the fact that more had not made the journey until recently was "a shame because it's such a nice place".
Passengers were shuttled off on buses after arrival: some to the Tamar Island wetlands, others to Cataract Gorge and regional wineries.
Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said the visitors would become "great ambassadors" for the destination, which would entice more still to come.
"The valley offers exactly what these discerning visitors are looking for in a Tasmania port visit," Mr Griffin said.
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