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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

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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.