A new visitor drawcard is set to deliver a greater share of the booming visitor economy to Northern Tasmania.
The spectacular $5 million revamp of the iconic Rosevears Hotel, popular with locals for many years, will make it a tourism destination in its own right.
Stage one transformed the historic tavern into a contemporary hospitality venue to accommodate a growing tourism and corporate events market. Stage two is now complete and sees 26 accommodation suites and a luxury day spa now open for business.
This is an enormous vote of confidence in Tasmania's booming tourism industry and in particular the northern visitor economy.
Visitors to the Northern Tasmanian region increased by 20,000 in the year to September 2016, and developments like this will help meet our increasing tourism and corporate demand.
Once fully complete the development will have created 20 new jobs, more than doubling Rosevears' existing workforce.
In addition, more than 60 contractors were engaged during the stage two build with additional local businesses engaged in the fitout.
Stage three, due to commence later this year, is a 30-berth marina on the Tamar River.