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Improved access to a World Heritage view


An upgrade of the popular viewing platform on the shore of Lake St Clair has now been completed, improving disability access to one of the finest viewing points of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Overland Track bookings open with a rush


Tasmania's iconic world-renowned bushwalks are a key driver behind the boom in visitor numbers to the state, and bookings for the Overland Track walking season have opened with a rush for the peak summer period.More

Works under way to improve safety at Bruny Island Neck


Bruny Island Main Road at The Neck will soon be a safer environment for road users, visitors and wildlife, with road and car park improvements starting this week.More


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.

Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.

Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State.

Calendar of Events


Autumn in Tasmania means the turning of the fagus

April - May 2017

The Tasmanian highlands are about to host a riot of colour as part of the annual turning of the fagus. The fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, red and orange during the cooler autumn months. It is Australia’s only cold climate deciduous tree and is found only in Tasmania. 

Cradle Mountain and Fagus
Fagus is best seen at Mt Field and Cradle Mountain so take time to experience this colourful autumn phenomenon.

From now to early May, visitors can view the turning of the fagus on the Tarn Shelf and at Lake Fenton at Mount Field National Park, where there is an observation area. Fagus is also highly visible on the Dove Lake circuit, the Crater Lake walk and around Twisted Lakes at the Cradle Mountain- Lake St. Clair National Park. 

Mount Field National Park has partnered with the Waterfalls Café and National Park Hotel to host the Fagus Weekend on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23, April. See the event information below.

For more information and facts about fagus visit http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=6511

Mount Field Fagus Weekend

22 & 23 April 2017

The Fagus Weekend will take place at Mount Field National Park on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April from 11am to 5pm with special night time activities on Saturday.

Fagus - Mount Field National ParkFagus - Mount Field National Park
You are invited to join us to celebrate the turning of the fagus, Tasmania’s only native deciduous tree, and be inspired by the beauty of nature at one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks.

This two-day event features PWS guided walks at Russell Falls and Lake Fenton, regular shuttle bus service to view the fagus, Meet the Makers featuring local artisan products, Discovery Ranger children’s activities, a Discovery Ranger night-time guided walk on Saturday, and the Fagus Vegas night featuring live entertainment at the National Park Hotel.  On Saturday and Sunday Waterfalls Café will have a range of food options for purchase, including the popular menu, tasty grab and go options, picnic hampers and yummy desserts.

See the full Mount Field Fagus Weekend program here.