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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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