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Local company awarded contract to replace Lake Tahune Hut and facilities


Westbury company Valley Workshop has been awarded the contract to demolish and replace the hut and toilet facilities at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap walking track, a project worth $450,000.More

Upgrading the Dip Falls viewing experience


The visitor experience at Dip Falls in the State's North-West will soon be enhanced thanks to the construction of new stairs, allowing visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.More

Remedial works to Regatta Point, Strahan


Tenders are being called to undertake repairs to foreshore land in and around Regatta Point at Strahan.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


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.


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/