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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Tasmanian Great Bushwalks Survey


Minimal Impact Bushwalking

Looking for a great overnight bushwalking experience?

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is exploring the attributes of great overnight bushwalking experiences sought by visitors and Tasmanians.

We are interested in your preferences for great overnight bushwalking experiences to refine our management and to help assess if there is demand for an additional great overnight bushwalk in Tasmania.

Please complete our questionnaire and participate in this exciting project.

The Great Bushwalk Review Project

The potential to develop more great overnight bushwalking experiences within Tasmania's spectacular parks and reserves is being explored.

The Tasmanian Walking Track Strategy and Marketing Plan was developed in 1997 with the vision for Tasmania to be a world class walking destination. The plan proposed the development of eight Great Bushwalks to be promoted and managed as key overnight walking track experiences in the State.

The Overland Track is world renowned as one of the great overnight bushwalks and is the first of Tasmania's walking tracks to be managed and promoted as a key bushwalking experience in the State.

This project will be undertaken in two stages. Stage one seeks to explore the attributes that attract walkers to overnight bushwalking experiences, and determine if there is sufficient demand for another great bushwalk. This stage will also assess supply options and scope out all issues to be explored in the second stage of the project. Stage two will examine the business case and investment required for the development of a great overnight bushwalk in Tasmania's national park and reserve system.

For further information on the Great Bushwalk Review contact Mark Poll, Visitor Services Research Officer, on (03) 6233 2548.