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Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale


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


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

Historic mountain hut back in service


Cradle Mountain's iconic mountain hut, Kitchen Hut, is set to provide a snug and safe emergency shelter for visitors to the Cradle Plateau for decades to come following a major restoration project.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


Miracle on Macca,

Welcome home for the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project - Saturday 12 April

Parliament House Lawns, Hobart 10am to 2pm

MIPEP team

Join the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service to celebrate the success of the project on Macquarie Island to eradicate rabbits, rats and mice. The pest species are gone and the island is blooming again.

Be part of the welcome home for the project team. Meet the stars of the world's most ambitious pest eradication program, some of the hunting and detection dogs, their handlers and project staff.


Discovery Ranger Easter Program

Friday 18 - Monday 21 April and Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Play, learn, discover, experience, enjoy!

Join our Discovery Ranger for free fun and educational activities at the following locations during the Easter program:

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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area 
North-west reserves
North coast
Tasman and Forestier peninsulas
Bruny Island

For more information please follow this link to the activity programs.


Back to The Steppes - Bush Barbecue lunch and tour of restoration work

Sunday 27 April 2014, 10am - 3pm

The Steppes Historic Reserve, Highland Lakes Road

Join the Mountain Huts Preservation Society for a celebration of The Steppes Reserve restoration works.

For detailed information please see the event flyer here.