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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

Parks Free Open Day to Mark World Environment Day


Entry to Tasmania's national parks will be free this Saturday as part of celebrations for World Environment Day.

Parks and Wildlife Service acting general manager Andrew Roberts said the free open day is a great opportunity to get out into our parks and enjoy all they have to offer, whether it's one of the 60 Great Short Walks or simply a family picnic.

"A short walk in Tasmania's magnificent coastal areas, mountains, forests and river valleys is a sure way to enhance your appreciation of our beautiful natural places," Mr Roberts said.

"Whatever the season and your fitness level, there is a trail to a ferny glade, a fantastic lookout, a superb waterfall, a glorious lake or a pristine beach to explore. And you don't have to spend all day on foot. Some walks are less than an hour and within easy reach of populated areas."

World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

The event is marked each year on 5 June and is aimed at stimulating worldwide awareness of the environment.
Camping and cabin accommodation fees and guided tours, such as those at the Mole Creek caves will apply as per usual on June 6th.

A full list of activities in Tasmania's parks can be found in the online winter Discoveries guide at www.depha.tas.gov.au .