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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

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

Westerway Primary WildSC'OOL

On 1 March 2016, Westerway Primary finally became a WildsC’OOL. Local Wildcare Inc volunteer Larissa Giddings along with staff and friends of Mt Field National Park are working with Wendy Holdsworth’s Grade 3-4 students to enhance their environmental education program which will include practical outcomes such as planting wildlife corridors, protecting their local areas and learning lifelong skills.

Already the students have been learning about the local native animals and have plans to promote and protect their local platypus habitat. Students have excitedly been preparing for Mt Field National Parks 100 year birthday, baking cupcakes and working on artwork that showcases the spectacular autumn beech leaves and some of their favourite native animals. These will be displayed at the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016. 

The Westerway WildSC'OOL program is designed to build a long-term partnership with Mount Field National Park and other local reserves.

Westerway WildSC'OOL students prepare for an outing to discover platypuses.
Learning about the egg-laying mammals - they monotremes.
In search of the elusive platypus.
Further details of the Westerway WildSc'ool activities can be found in their school newsletter [PDF 3.8MB]