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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

Discovery Program explores parks and reserves


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Michelle O’Byrne is encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy the State’s parks and reserves during the summer holiday break through the Discovery Program. 

“The Discovery Program offers free activities for all ages ranging from guided walks to quiz nights and games,” Ms O’Byrne said.

 “While the Discovery Program aims to introduce children and adults to the natural and cultural history of our parks and reserves, it also encourages visitors to take care when they visit natural environments.”

“Many campgrounds are under increasing pressure and taking care with fire and litter are important, as well as behaving appropriately around native wildlife.”

The program begins on December 27 and runs until 8 February.

Activities will be held at the following parks/reserves; Arthur-Pieman, Ansons Bay/ north-east reserves; Cradle Mountain, Freycinet, Maria Island, Mt Field, Narawntapu, north-west parks and reserves, South Bruny and Tasman.

 Details of activities will be available from parks and reserves offices.