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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.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.