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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Wildlife of Tasmania

  • Mammals of Tasmania

    A detailed resource on all the land and marine mammals of Tasmania.

  • Birds of Tasmania

    Discover some of our unique birdlife. Includes a full Tasmanian birdlist and information on the twelve species which are restricted to Tasmania.

  • Reptiles of Tasmania

    Meet our lizards and snakes and learn about their remarkable adaptations to the cool climate of Tasmania.

  • Frogs of Tasmania

    Learn about Tasmania's frogs, and learn to identify them by their call!

  • Invertebrates of Tasmania

    Tasmania contains a wealth of invertebrate species, many of ancient origin and many unique to the island.

  • Wildlife Gallery

    A photographic depiction of the unique wildlife of Tasmania