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Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.More

Replacement of facilities at Lake Tahune

21/11/2016

A tender has been advertised for the demolition and replacement of the hut and toilet facilities at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap walking track.More

Summer Discovery Ranger Program 2016/17

Our Summer Discovery Ranger Program runs during the peak summer period - 27 December 2016 to 29 January 2107 - and offers visitors to Tasmania's national parks the chance to join in a wide range of activities such as guided walks, evening talks, childrens' activities and much, much more. Discovery Rangers will be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Now in its 38th year,  the program continues to expand and innovate. This year will see our highly qualified team of Discovery Rangers working their magic at:

Strahan and west coast
Arthur-Pieman and north-west
Freycinet 
Maria Island 
Mt Field 
Narawntapu and north coast
Mt William and north-east
Bay of Fires and St Helens
Cradle Mountain 
Bruny Island 
Tasman

Discovery Days 
Discovery Rangers will be hosting a series of Community Discovery Days for the first time this year.
Discovery Days are scheduled for:

Sunday 1 January  - Devonport Discovery Day
12pm–3pm, Coles Beach (western end car park) All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show Rockpool Rambles Discovery Ranger children’s activities, and more.

Friday 6 January - Triabunna Discovery Day
10.30am–1pm, The Village Community Centre All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show Aboriginal kelp bowl making workshop & cultural conversations Discovery Ranger and Fishcare children’s activities Arts and craft workshops

Friday 6 January - Bicheno Discovery Day
2-5pm, Bicheno Hall All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show An afternoon full of fun activities for all ages.

Saturday 7 January - Dunalley Discovery Day 
11am–3pm, Dunalley Hall Live music by JAX and BAT, All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show, Aboriginal kelp bowl making workshop & cultural conversations, Discovery Ranger and Fishcare children’s activities, Arts and craft workshop, BBQ lunch and more 

Sunday 8 January - Adventure Bay Discovery Day
Adventure Bay Hall & beach 11am: paddle boarding for everyone – Bruny Island Boat Club 
12pm: BBQ lunch and Discovery Ranger children’s activities
1pm: All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show 
2pm: Aboriginal kelp bowl workshop and cultural conversations

Saturday 14 January  - Scottsdale Discovery Day 
10am–1pm, Scottsdale LINC All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show, Discovery Ranger and Fishcare activities, Aunty Patsy’s Aboriginal cultural workshop using wood, fibre and kelp to make music, sticks and bowls

Saturday January 14  - Ansons Bay Discovery Day
2–4pm All About Reptiles's live snake & lizard show, Discovery Ranger children’s games, Fishcare activity

Friday 27 January - Smithton Discovery Day
10.30am–3pm, Smithton LINC All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show Discovery Ranger, Cradle Coast NRM and Fishcare activities, Live music and BBQ lunch, Facepainting, balloons and more

Saturday 28 January  - Zeehan Discovery Day
11am–2pm, Town Hall All About Reptiles’s live snake & lizard show, Discovery Ranger & Zeehan Neighbourhood House family activities, Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair, fundraising, BBQ lunch

Bilingual Discovery Rangers
In addition, bilingual Discovery Rangers will be at Freycinet, Mt Field and Cradle Mountain. They will provide on the ground assistance and highlight the wonders of these parks to Chinese visitors.