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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

A New Web Site for the Parks and Wildlife Service


If you are a regular visitor to the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service web site, you will have noticed that we now have a new, improved web site.

The new site was launched on 28 April 2004. All the popular web pages that appeared on the previous web site are still available on the new site, although now you will find the site easier to navigate.

You will find a wealth of information available on a wide range of topics relevant to the Parks and Wildlife Service's role in managing the magnificent national parks and reserves of Tasmania, such as:

  • Complete Visitor Guides to Tasmania's outstanding National Parks, Reserves, Marine Reserves, World Heritage Areas and Historic Places.

  • Comprehensive accounts of the Natural Heritage of Tasmania, such as our unique fauna, flora, threatened species and landscapes.

  • Full details of the many Recreation Opportunities in Tasmania, such as bushwalking, the Tasmanian Trail, camping and caravaning, boating, four wheel driving and fishing as well as disabled access.

  • Detailed information on the Historic Heritage of Tasmania, including Visitors Guides, details of shipwrecks, a history of sealing and penguin exploitation at Macquarie Island, and shore-based whaling.

  • A growing Educational Resource for school students and teachers on the reserved lands of Tasmania and their natural and cultural heritage.

  • Details of the Services and Management of the Parks and Wildlife Service, provide, including a history of the Service, contact details, visitor statistics, over 160 fact sheets, online publications, access to forms and permits and much more.