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Explore Three Capes this August


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again


Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.

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

New Parks Advisory Committee members


Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.

The council is a peak statutory community advisory body for matters relevant to the management of Tasmania’s parks and reserves, and provides an independent oversight, along with strategic advice, on the state’s parks and reserves.  It also provides advice to the Australian Government in relation to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The new appointees are Phyllis Pitchford, who will serve as the Aboriginal female representative, Cindy Hull, Su Sprott and Johanna Allston.

Additionally, Professor Malcolm Wells has been re-appointed to the position of chair of the council.  Professor Wells has a strong State Government background in tourism, sport and recreation and has been a successful chair for this council since 2012.

They will join current members Nicole Sheriff, Michael Lockwood and Chris Tassell. Current members who have been re-appointed include Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick and Hank Horton.