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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Maria Island - Convict Barn

Virtual Visit

As you take a look around the Convict Barn, (built c. 1844), be careful not to disturb any nesting Cape Barren Geese!

Interior of Convict-built Barn (Steve Johnson)
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The machinery and wooden carts inside the Convict Barn remain as they were left by the last people to work the fields of Darlington. Feel free to wander around inside this real-life museum.