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Warning to visitors after Shipstern Bluff collapse


The Parks and Wildlife Service is installing signs at Shipstern Bluff track warning visitors not to approach the cliff area or the recent rock fall at the base of the bluff, following a significant collapse.More

An improved South Coast Track experience


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks that attracts 1200 walkers per year and recent works on the track are now bearing fruit and improving the experience.More

Tenders awarded for final stage of Three Capes Track


Tenders have been awarded that will complete Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track.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


World Wetlands Day 2017

Saturday 28 January - 10.30am - 2.30pm

Celebrating Maulting Lagoon Ramsar Wetland at Devil’s Corner

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Children’s activities with Parks & Wildlife Service Discovery Ranger

Bird watching at the Lagoon with BirdLife Tasmania

Visit the new lookout and use the scopes to zoom in on the view

Free live music with Pete Cornelius and band from 12pm

Coffee, food and wine available to purchase

Enquiries: 6256 4728

World Wetlands Day 2017

Thursday 2 February - 9am - 1pm

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Explore the Tamar Island Wetlands and learn about our creatures great and small.

Fun activities for all to enjoy, to view the full program please follow this link.

For enquiries phone 6327 3964 to speak to one of our friendly volunteers.

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

The Belle Miners 2017 Tour – Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Tuesday 7 February - 5.30pm

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Every now and again, something special comes along that stands for more than just songs.

The Belle Miners’ music resonates with the wild places they come from and the wild places they travel. Perhaps this is why The Belle Miners end up playing in such unusual locations as wooden boat festivals and wildlife sanctuaries, and why Australian audiences embrace them so wholeheartedly.

Don’t miss this very special and unique vocal harmony performance in the incredible acoustics of Hastings Caves. You will need to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on and be at the venue no later than 5:30pm.

Tickets available from: http://www.belleminers.com/tour

Arts in Parks - art exhibition

Open until march 2017 at four locations

Arts in Parks is a series of exhibitions in four of Tasmania’s iconic wilderness locations, featuring artworks that

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have been inspired by artists’ residencies provided by Arts Tasmania over the past 20 years in Tasmania’s iconic national parks and reserves.

It celebrates the 20-year partnership between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.

The program provides an opportunity for artists to live, work and be inspired by Tasmania's natural beauty and stunning wilderness locations.

The diversity of the artwork demonstrates the significance of the wilderness environment as a place of creative inspiration and provide an artist’s interpretation of Tasmania’s national parks.

Visit the online exhibition at the Tasmanian Arts Guide or visit Bruny Island Lighthouse Museum, Trailside Museum at Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair Visitors Centre and The Chapel at Maria Island for lots of art and plenty of natural beauty.


Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run 2017 – North West Tasmania

Saturday 25 February

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Welcome to the inaugural running of Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run 2017 – Tasmania’s only 101km Adventure Run.

The inaugural Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run will commence on one of Tasmania’s most recognised and visited icons, The Nut, at Stanley, in Tasmania’s North West corner. The race will hug coastline, climb through Rocky Cape National Park and traverse rugged coastal bush and calming temperate rainforest. You will be challenged by diverse landscapes, encounter native wildlife and birds, and witness some of the most spectacular coastlines imaginable. In this part of the world, rolling green farmland drops over cliffs into the pristine waters of Bass Strait. The beaches are also as diverse as they are unique, with sections of long white sandy beaches, small crescent shaped bays and rugged rocky bays formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

The run will finish in Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard, after a breathtaking trip around another volcanic monolith, Table Cape. Spectators will enjoy festivities at the finish line on Saturday afternoon and evening, and on Sunday 26 February there will be race presentations in the Gardens.

What are you waiting for – be one of the first to 'Go Nuts' in Tasmania!

For more information and to register visit: http://www.gonenuts.com.au/#home

Ten Days on the Island - art festival

March 2017

The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania’s island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote

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Tasmania’s innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.

Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community’s perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.

For a full festival program and information visit: http://tendays.org.au/event/

Freeze! - Nick Steur

If concentration is an artform, Nick Steur from the Netherlands is a master. With his hands, will, focus and skill, he achieves the improbable by balancing odd shaped rocks on top of one another. This is not trickery or illusion, but the culmination of one man pushing the limitations of possibility.

Steur uses the location to underscore his work and will perform in some of Tasmania’s most beautiful places. Without showmanship or bluster, he gives pause to the daily thoughts and preoccupations of his audience and places them gently in the present.

With variations in materials, place and potential distractions, each performance is unique in its own astonishing way. 

Venues at Port Arthur, Bay of Fires, Bakers Beach, Stanley, Sheffield, Strahan, Lake St Clair National Park and Birchs Bay.

For information and bookings visit: http://tendays.org.au/event/freeze/

Cradle Mountain Film Festival

March 31 - April 2 2017

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Outstanding adventure film events at Cradle Mountain.

The Cradle Mountain Film Fest screens the best adventure films from Tasmania and across the globe on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The weekend program includes the Tasmanian exclusive outdoor party and screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition showcasing the many moods and adventures to be had on our little island in one year, family-friendly films in a Tasmanian devil sanctuary, a self-guided walking program of screenings in the mountain huts around Cradle Mountain, and your chance to salute the sunrise on a mountain!

Join the local wildlife and people for some mountain culture and experience adventures in film at the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park.

For event and booking information visit: http://cradlemountainfilmfest.com/about/