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Explore Three Capes this August


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again


Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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.