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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

Narawntapu National Park, Hawley Nature Reserve Management Plan 2016

The full version of the Narawntapu National Park, Hawley Nature Reserve Management Plan 2016 can be downloaded as a PDF.


The scenic natural landscapes of the Park contain intrinsically important environmental values which also underpin the value of the Park for recreation and tourism. Many features of the Park are also of scientific and educational interest. The Park also contains features of Aboriginal and historic heritage value.

The management plan provides for conservation of the values of the Park and the Reserve. In the case of Narawntapu National Park, the plan also provides for visitor access and facilities.
To these ends, the management plan:

- zones the Park and Reserve to take account of different features and values and direct and manage visitor activities and impacts;

- focuses on conservation of threatened and priority flora and fauna species and communities with CAR or National Estate values;

- protects Aboriginal and historic heritage features and values;

- in the national park, identifies key locations for provision of visitor facilities and services at a number of locations in the Springlawn area, and at Badger Head and West Head; and

- promotes the Park as an important visitor destination in northern Tasmania.