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Smoke at The Neck Campground, Bruny Island

17/04/2014

The Neck Campground on Bruny Island remains open this Easter. However there is a considerable amount of smoke in the vicinity of the camping ground following this week's fuel reduction burn.More

Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale

16/04/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a planned burn of 136 ha at Risdon Vale, Hobart, tomorrow, weather permitting.More

Macquarie Island free of pests

08/04/2014

The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project has been declared a success.More

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

The Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach that acknowledges the integral link between nature and human health.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has adopted the philosophy and will be working to establish partnerships that provide opportunities for its development. Its aim is to improve the quality of life of visitors to national parks and reserves. People are encouraged to experience their natural surroundings and enjoy the physical, social, mental and spiritual health benefits of visiting national parks. Parks and their scenic landscapes and facilities provide the perfect opportunity for people to get fit and healthy, take time out or just relax and revitalise. Whatever your age, interest or fitness level, parks have something for everyone.

For further information, read about the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Philosophy.

National Heart Foundation – Park Walks

Heart Foundation Walking – Park Walks aim to encourage people to enjoy themselves in their local natural environments including reserves, national parks, recreation parks, beaches and botanic gardens. The program invites community members to participate in free walks that cater for a variety of ages and fitness levels.  
Heart Foundation Walking – Park Walks is a Heart Foundation initiative supported by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service – Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative.  

See the full program of planned walks. [PDF 3.1 Mb]