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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

Summer Discovery Ranger Program 2017/18

Our Summer Discovery Ranger Program runs during the peak summer period from 27 December 2017 to 29 January 2018 - and offers visitors to Tasmania's national parks the chance to join in a wide range of activities such as guided walks, evening talks, childrens' activities and much, much more. Discovery Rangers will be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Now in its 39th year,  the program continues to expand and innovate. This year will see our highly qualified team of Discovery Rangers working their magic at:

Western Tasmania
North-west (from Arthur-Pieman to Rocky Cape)
Northern coast (from Wynyard to Greens Beach)
North-east (from Bridport to Mt William/wukalina)
Bay of Fires (from Mt William/wukalina to Scamander)
Freycinet and Bicheno
Maria Island and Triabunna
Tasman and Forestier peninsulas
Bruny Island, Tinderbox and Peter Murrell Reserve 

See above links for full program of activities.

Discovery Days 
Discovery Rangers will be hosting a series of community Discovery Days in various locations around the State.
Discovery Days are scheduled for:

Saturday 6 January  - Triabunna Discovery Day
10.30am–1.30pm at The Village 

Sunday 7 January - Bicheno Discovery Day
9.30am–12.30pm at Bicheno Memorial Hall

Sunday 7 January -  St Helens Discovery Day
1pm-3pm at Tidal Waters Resort

Tuesday  9 January - Devonport Discovery Day 
11am–2pm at Devonport Community House

Thursday 11 January - Maydena Discovery Day
10am-2pm at Maydena RSL

Friday 12 January  - Dunalley Discovery Day 
11am–2pm at Dunalley Hall

Saturday 13 January  - Adventure Bay Discovery Day
11–2pm at Adventure Bay Hall 

Tuesday 16 January - Smithton Discovery Day
11am–2pm at Smithton LINC

Saturday 20 January  - Bridport Discovery Day
10am–2pm at Bridport Hall

Thursday 25 January - Rosebery Discovery Day
11am-2pm at Rosebery Community House

Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers
In addition, Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers will be at Freycinet, Mt Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain. They will provide on the ground assistance and highlight the wonders of these parks to Chinese visitors.
Aboriginal Discovery Rangers
For the first time, three indigenous Tasmanians will be presenting Tasmania's rich Aboriginal heritage to park and reserve visitors and community members across the State.
We would like to thanks our Discovery Ranger Program partners:


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