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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

Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania’s economy, society, environment and overall identity.

It’s a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of internationally renowned thinkers and take part in the third of a series of three forums held around the state.  The forum is on Thursday 1 September 2016 at Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus, Launceston, from 6.00 to 7.30 pm.

Keynote speakers include celebrated economist Saul Eslake, Tasmanian commentator and author Peter Hay, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania Jamie Kirkpatrick AM, and respected Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Patsy Cameron.

The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event is part of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) celebrations of the centenary of national parks in Tasmania during 2016.

Two of Tasmania’s most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone for Tasmania is being celebrated during the year.

Please RSVP your interest on the University of Tasmania’s Events page at http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2016/september/the-power-of-parks-launceston

For more information on the centenary and events visit the special centenary website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary