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New walking experience for the Three Capes Track

13/05/2016

Three Capes Lodge Walk Pty Ltd, owned by the principles of the Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) Rob Sherrard and Brett Godfrey, were successful in their bid for the new walking experience after an Expression of Interest process was advertised.More

New Parks Advisory Committee members

10/05/2016

Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.More

Congratulations to Working on Country graduates

22/04/2016

A partnership program between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government has seen four Working on Country Aboriginal rangers gain professional qualifications in land management.More

News Archive

May 2016

New walking experience for the Three Capes Track

13/05/2016

Three Capes Lodge Walk Pty Ltd, owned by the principles of the Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) Rob Sherrard and Brett Godfrey, were successful in their bid for the new walking experience after an Expression of Interest process was advertised.

New Parks Advisory Committee members

10/05/2016

Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.

April 2016

Congratulations to Working on Country graduates

22/04/2016

A partnership program between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government has seen four Working on Country Aboriginal rangers gain professional qualifications in land management.

Mount Field centenary celebrations

14/04/2016

Two of Tasmania's most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone is being celebrated during the year with a variety of events.

March 2016

Big Green Island rat eradication under way

24/03/2016

The first stage of a project to eradicate rats from Big Green Island and provide increased protection for its biodiversity values, is under way, following the installation of more than 2,100 bait stations using the latest digital technology.

Progress on South Coast Track upgrade

21/03/2016

Work is now under way on improvements to the South Coast Track as the second part of a four-year, $2 million project to ensure we can continue to provide a world class walking experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Centenary celebrations for Freycinet and Mount Field

18/03/2016

Tourism is one of Tasmania's great competitive strengths and our national parks make a major contribution to the State's regional and local economies.

Southern beacon gets a boost

16/03/2016

The heart and soul of Maatsuyker Island, its 17 metre high light tower, is being lovingly restored by contractors, while Parks and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers are tackling a range of island conservation projects during a two week working bee.

Meander Falls Road bridges complete

07/03/2016

Access to Meander Falls, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, is now available year-round for two wheel drive vehicles, following the replacement of two bridges on the Meander Falls Road that were washed away during flooding in 2011.

February 2016

Maatsuyker exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania

19/02/2016

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare Inc. invites all lighthouse enthusiasts to visit their temporary exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.

January 2016

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructure

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

19/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has banned campfires at high risk campgrounds in reserves across the State until further notice. Gas stoves will be permitted.

Walkers warned of remote area fires

14/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service is warning walkers intending to walk in remote locations in the Southwest National Park and West Coast areas to check the fire situation before setting off due to numerous fires caused by lightning strikes yesterday.