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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Explore our parks with the Discovery Ranger Program


Tasmanians are being encouraged to experience Tasmania's beautiful parks and reserves through the Discovery Ranger Program over the summer holidays.

The award-winning Parks and Wildlife Service community engagement program, now in its 38th year, offers a range of free activities for parks and reserves visitors.

The program offers not only the ever-popular guided walks, quiz nights and children's games, but also music, art and health opportunities for local families and visitors to enjoy.

Building on the success of last year's introduction of two Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers, in recognition of the increase in Asian visitors to Tasmania, this year there will be five bilingual rangers, based at Mount Field, Freycinet, Cradle Mountain and around Hobart.

They will welcome Asian visitors, provide key visitor information to help them get the most out of their visit, and promote minimum impact practices.

There will also be a series of Discovery Days at regional communities including Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Bicheno, Dunalley, Devonport, Scottsdale, Smithton and Triabunna.

The Discovery Ranger Program runs from 27 December 2016 until 29 January 2017, from Strahan on the West Coast, to the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, Narawntapu and the north coast, to Mount William and the north-east, Bay of Fires and St Helens, Cradle Mountain, Mount Field and the Tasman Peninsula.

The program has proudly partnered with a number of organisations including Natural Resource Management South, North and Cradle Coast, councils including Kingsborough, Tasman, Break O'Day and Glenorchy, tourism operators such as the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.

These partnerships help to tap into existing community events, including sporting events, music and volunteering opportunities, such as weed busters, bird walks with local experts, and Aboriginal cultural activities.