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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island


Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.More

Background Notes 2a

2a Tasmanian parks and reserves online

  • Marial Island NP

  • Cradle Mt NP

  • Highfield House

  • echidna

We would like to welcome you to some of the world's most beautiful places. Tasmania has coastal national parks

with pristine beaches, marine reserves protecting cool temperate plants and animals, cultural sites and mountain wilderness reserves.

Our website www.parks.tas.gov.au has a wealth of information on National Parks and Reserves, World Heritage, the rich wildlife, plants, landforms and threatened species of Tasmania, as well as the many recreational opportunities within the state.

Spectacular geology is a feature of many of our parks, find out more on the website.

Tasmania has a rich cultural heritage conserved in parks and historic sites. Contemplate and contrast upper class life as it was at Highfield House with the grim life of convicts on Sarah Island, or maybe visit an early coalmine or saltworks.

Every page is well worth a visit, why not have a look at the following pages:

  • Research the latest information on the devil tumours - a disease that is sweeping across the state and killing hundreds of devils.
  • You will find information about the devastating threat that foxes now pose to Tasmania, to agriculture, tourism and wildlife.
  • There are visitor’s guides to national parks and reserves showing panoramic views within several of the parks.
  • There are countless opportunities for bushwalking and outdoor recreation, which are fully explored on the website with suggested equipment to assist you in having a fun and safe trip.
  • Services and management includes our informational factsheet series covering such topics as Wildlife of Tasmania, threatened species, caring for wildlife, walking notes. There is Pre-visit information for people intending to visit parks and reserves.
  • The volunteer group called WildCare offers a chance to help in the parks on projects that assist in the management and running of the parks.