Our Latest News

Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors


After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian visitors.More

Comment sought on altering the management plan for Tasman National Park


The State Government is seeking public opinion on the next step to make it easier for tourists and Tasmanians to access and enjoy our natural assets.More

East Coast Whale Trail opened


Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.More

Education Resources

  • Hastings Cave Education Resources

    The Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs Education Resource consists of a range of Activity Sheets and Background Information. A diverse array of topics are covered.

  • Birds of Prey Education Resource

    A range of curriculum ideas and activity sheets focusing on raptors - birds of prey.

  • Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

    An extensive teacher educational resource with student activities and background notes covering the values, significance and opportunities of national parks and reserves.

  • E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

    A wide range of Environmental, Educational and Electronic notes designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

  • Threatened Species Kit (2003)

    This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's threatened species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.

Additional Resources


A comprehensive set of factsheets covering a wide range of topics. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed.

PWSTasmania Youtube Channel
A selection of video/film relevant to Parks and reserves, sustainable tourism, outdoor education and environmental studies.

Shipwrecks and Sealers of Macquarie Island

Shipwrecks, Sealers and Scientists on Macquarie Island is an excellent, award-winning web site designed by students of Fahan School in conjunction with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.