Opening the Gate: Accelerating Agritourism in Tasmania

Opening the Gate is based on Australia’s longest-running and successful Agritourism Business Development Program. It includes a range of support for new participants to agritourism, as well as existing agritourism businesses throughout Tasmania. It aims to accelerate and diversify the number and quality of agritourism experiences across regional Tasmania, drive interstate visitation to Tasmania and create and retain jobs in the visitor economy.

The program's point of difference is its ability to identify and develop the agritourism idea that will work for each local producer. It will enhance existing agritourism products and develop new clusters across Tasmania's regions to strengthen destination-based visitor experiences.

Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam launched the Opening the Gate: Accelerating Agritourism in Tasmania project in Richmond.

“With around 15 per cent of all jobs in Tasmania supported by tourism, it's vital that we continue to support the industry and set it on track to thrive again,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“From the east to west coast, these additional projects will create new and ongoing jobs for Tasmanians, in hospitality, the arts and adventure tourism industries.

Opening the Gate has two core streams:

Full details are available in the joint media release with The Hon Dan Tehan MP.

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