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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


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


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


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

New Shipwreck Profiles now online


In October 2003, after weeks of high seas, the partly intact hull of a shipwreck was reported near the Arthur River. The location of the site and the size of the surviving structure identified the wreck as the Alert.

Information on the Alert is now available online as part of our series on the Shipwrecks of Tasmania.

While you're browsing our profiles of Tasmania's shipwrecks, take a look at our new section on the excavations that have recently taken place on Preservation Island in search for the encampment of the survivors of the Sydney Cove shipwreck, and a new, interactive profile of the wreck site of the Tasman.