Victoria’s first all accessible nature based tourism attraction opened today at Arthurs Seat State Park following the completion of a new gondola ride.
Visitors are expected to flock to the new $23 million all weather tourism attraction which provides spectacular views of the bay and creates 70 new jobs.
The Eagle at Arthurs Seat was possible through a 50-year lease signed with the Andrews Labor Government to build and operate the gondola.
The Labor Government contributed $3 million to the project which includes improved visitor facilities, plus new parking and walking paths.
A new toilet block was also part of the development, with the facilities designed to meet the needs of people with severe disabilities.
The toilet block includes a Changing Places facility that allows people with severe disabilities and their carers to go out for a full day with the confidence that their needs will be met.
Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“This sensitive development in Arthurs Seat State Park shows what a partnership with the private sector can deliver for nature based tourism.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“As Victoria’s only gondola ride, The Eagle at Arthurs Seat will be an exciting tourism attraction providing breathtaking views of the bay and beyond.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020