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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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.