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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Parks and Reserves

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    National Parks

    Comprehensive guides for visitors and detailed accounts of the values of Tasmania's outstanding national parks. Please note park entry fees apply.

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    Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

    The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and encompasses a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region on Earth.

  • Albatross, Macquarie Island

    Macquarie Island World Heritage Area

    The remarkable wildlife and geological significance of Macquarie Island have been recognised as being of outstanding global value.

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    Marine Reserves

    With 5 400 kilometres of coastline, Tasmania has a rich and unique marine environment and includes the highest known marine plant diversity in the world. Our marine reserves offer a taste of this unique diversity.

  • Marriot Falls

    Other Reserves

    In addition to 19 national parks, there are over 800 other reserves within Tasmania. They offer a wide range of recreational opportunities and play an important role in maintaining the diversity of Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage.

  • Crown Land

    Crown Land Services facilitates the appropriate management, use and development of Crown land, including the licensing, leasing and sale of Crown properties.