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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

Other Activities

Boating, Kayaking and Rafting

Information on boating, kayaking and rafting in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

Drones

Information on the use of drones (Remotely Piloted Aircraft / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves

Fishing

A resource on fishing in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

Four Wheel Driving

A guide to the State's 4WD tracks and information on how to minimise your impact.

Mountain Biking

Trail users Code of Conduct.

Mountain biking is allowed in the following reserves and trails:

Tasmanian Trail

The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport to Dover - a length of 480 kilometres. It is intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.

Trail Bikes and ATVs

A must for anybody who rides a trail bike, four wheel bike or other all terrain vehicle (ATV) for recreation is the Riding Around Tasmania [PDF 2.5MB].

Weddings

Information on Weddings in Tasmania's national parks and reserves