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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Recreation

  • Before you walk

    Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

    Tasmania's essential bushwalking guide and trip planner - a guide to all you need to know, all you need to do and all you need to take when planning a walk in Tasmania's wilderness.

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    Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit.

  • Personal Locator Beacon

    Hire of Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)

    Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBS) are available to hire for recreation use.

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    Great Walks

    From day walks to multi-day hikes, see our comprehensive information on the best bushwalks or make Overland Track bookings.

  • Parks Walks

    Healthy Parks, Healthy People

    The Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach that acknowledges the integral link between nature and human health.

  • Camping at Freycinet

    Camping and Cabin Fee Information

    A guide to camping sites, cabin fees and caravaning in our national parks and reserves.

  • Four Wheel Driving

  • Disabled Access

    Disabled Access

    Parks for all people - a guide to disabled access to Tasmania's National Parks and Reserves.

  • Kayaking at Lake St Clair

    Other Activities

    Information on boating, kayaking, rafting, four wheel driving, all terrain vechicles and trail bikes, mountain biking and fishing.