ENVIRONMENT

IMAGE: JESS BONDE

The Cradle Coast region combines, in a relatively small area, a high diversity of bioregions, dramatic mountain and coastal scenery, an extensive conservation estate, sound populations of elsewhere-threatened species and key biodiversity areas pivotal to the survival of migratory birds.

These environmental values are recognised as being of international significance, and they also support the Cradle Coast Region’s essentially nature-based tourism product which attracts domestic and international visitors.

The region’s highly fertile soils support profitable cropping, dairy and beef sectors, and there is a rapidly growing aquaculture sector to complement the wild fishery. Primary production and supporting industries are the livelihood of large sections of the regional community.

EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS

The Cradle Coast region is renowned for its unique and diverse environment, pristine wilderness, rugged mountains, extensive forests, untouched coastlines, old mining towns and productive agricultural landscapes (not to mention the cleanest air in the world). The iconic Cradle Mountain and the Franklin and Gordon Rivers are part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area within the Cradle Coast region.

UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTS

The Cradle Coast region is remarkably diverse, including 2,640 km of coastline and adjacent coastal waters, and covering 22,520 square kilometres of land—approximately one-third of Tasmania.  The Cradle Coast Region is known for its outstanding natural values, in particular its rugged coastlines and untouched wilderness areas.

A DIVERSE REGION

As a region, our goal is to have proactive, vibrant communities who protect and advocate environmental, social and economic progress for a sustainable and bright future for our region. Through education, programs, projects and community engagement, we equip the region’s population and key stakeholders with knowledge and tools in order to achieve our vision. We also carefully balance the farming of our region and celebrate the success of its production.

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HECTARES OF TARKINE WILDERNESS AREA
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TASMANIA’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, MOUNT OSSA (mtr)
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LENGTH OF ARTHUR RIVER (km)

SUPPORTING THE CRADLE COAST’S ASSETS

To develop and maintain a healthy region, the environment, society and economy must all be in good condition and work together. Healthy regions rely on us managing and using our natural resources wisely.