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Bruny Island Quarantine Station - now open five days a week

13/10/2014

The Wildcare Inc Friends of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) are pleased to announce the Quarantine Station will be open five days a week from 10am to 4pm over the summer months.More

Strategic fuel reduction burn for Ansons Bay

08/10/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn of about 425 ha in the Ansons Bay area of Mt William National Park.More

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

07/10/2014

A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.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]