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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

The ‘Bright Ideas: Innovation and Opportunities in Western Tasmania’ festival will run at a number of locations across the West Coast from the 4-7 August 2016.
The festival will involve a wide range of appealing activities, from reptile shows and astronomy themed fine dining, to classes on how to make ice cream with dry ice, and performances from one of Australia’s premier country-rock bands, Ruckus.
The event will culminate with an Amazing Race event for teams of 3 to 8 people and offering over $3,500 worth of prizes. Teams will be racing against the clock and each other in a number of family friendly challenges all around Queenstown, before boarding the West Coast Wilderness Railway and enjoying a free ride to Lynchford station.
The Bright Ideas festival is part of a series of events and activities happening throughout the year to celebrate 100 years since two of Tasmania’s most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, which were first reserved in 1916.
This is a significant milestone that presents an opportunity for the community to acknowledge its strong connections to these two parks, and the immense contribution that parks and reserves make to the Tasmanian community. For more information on the centenary and events visit the special centenary website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary
Contact: James Billing
Phone: 0438 399 989