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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

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island


Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.More

Make the devil one of your wild friends


The new free, fun Tas Parks Wild Friends Devil App, produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service, features Tasmania’s most iconic native species, the Tasmanian devil, in an animated, interactive role.  

The new app is a great way for users to learn more about the Tasmanian devil, and have fun with the virtual devil, while contributing to devil conservation via the Save the Tasmanian Devil page in the app.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the new app is a collaborative effort with the Hobart company Adam Walker Studios.

“It will be lots of fun for people of all ages and particularly for visitors to Tasmania’s parks, who are always keen to see and learn about iconic native species such as devils.

“Users of the app will be able to take photographs of friends alongside the virtual devil, and an additional product, a 3D pop-up scene, provides a playground for the devil so visitors can enjoy this fun at home. There are devil facts and an interactive quiz to test your devil knowledge,” Peter said.

Once visitors download the app, they can acquire the animated devil by either; pointing their smartphone/tablet at a national park passport (available with an annual park pass), pointing the device at a Wild Friends 3D paper scene, or at Cradle Mountain National Park, pointing the device’s camera at the Dove Lake 60 Great Short Walks sign.

The Parks and Wildlife Services continues to produce innovative digital products that help people to access information about Tasmania’s parks, recreational opportunities and unique wildlife. This app follows on from the success of previous digital apps including Bird in the Hand, and 60 Great Short Walks.

The free app is available through the iTunes store and Google Play. It can be used with an iOS or Android smart phone or tablet. The Wild Friends 3D paper scene is available from major park centres and the Parks Shop for $7.95.