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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Discovery Program explores parks and reserves


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, is encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy the State’s parks and reserves with the Discovery Program during the summer holiday break.

“Now in its 32nd year, the Discovery Program offers free fun activities, ranging from guided walks to quiz nights and games, for all ages,” Mr Wightman 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 will run until 8 February. Activities will be held at the following parks/reserves and townships: Arthur-Pieman, Mt William, Bridport, Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Freycinet, Maria Island, Mt Field, Narawntapu, north-west parks/reserves, South Bruny, Strahan, Lillico Beach and Tasman.

Details of activities are available from park/reserve offices and on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au