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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan


The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience


In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers


Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.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


Discovery Ranger Program

27 December 2014 - 26 January 2015

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s award-winning Discovery Ranger Program is on again this summer!  The friendly and knowledgeable discovery rangers are running an array of free, fun and engaging activities.

Please follow this link for full details.


Oceania Orienteering Championships & IOF World Cup 2015

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In January 2015, from 2 to 11 of January, Tasmania will host 850 to 900 competitors participating in the Oceania Orienteering Championships and Round One of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) World Cup. With entrants from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America, including over 110 elite athletes in international teams and 8 current and former world champions across the three orienteering formats of sprint distance, middle distance and long distance; the cream of the world’s best orienteers will be experiencing the best Tasmania has to offer.  

The Australian World Cup team will include three Tasmanians; 2006 world sprint distance champion Hanny Allston, Grace Crane returning to international competition after the birth of her first child with 2 top 20 world championships results and Brodie Nankervis with three top 20 results at the 2014 Junior World Championships.  

For information on the Championships please visit www.oceania2015.com


World Wetlands Day

Monday 2 February 2015

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'Wetlands for our future’
Free activities – 10am to 3pm

World Wetlands Day will be celebrated all over the world on 2 February 2015. Come and join in the celebrations at Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Reserve.  

Activities will include:
·         Reptile, raptor and animal displays
·         Range of presentations and guided walks to Tamar Island
·         Channel sweep to find and identify macro invertebrates
·         Youth photo contest (15-24 years)
·         Poster painting competition (one to be selected and used for future promotional activites)
·         Fun activities for the whole family to join

For enquiries and program details phone 6327 3964 to speak to one of our friendly volunteers after 15 January.

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, West Tamar Highway, Riverside (Look for the round building on the lagoon between Riverside and Legana) Plenty of car parking available on site.