Strong demand for Overland Track bookings
The popularity of the iconic Overland Track continues to grow with a big increase in the number of bookings for the next walking season compared to last year.
New lease of life for Overland Track hut
Narcissus Hut, at the northern end of Lake St Clair, has a new lease of life following renovations by the Parks and Wildlife Service this past summer.
Lease agreement for Entally Historic Site
Tasmania's historic heritage is one of our greatest assets and the Tasmanian Government is pleased to announce a lease agreement with Entally Lodge Pty Ltd to ensure a bright future for the Entally Historic Site at Hadspen.
Granite Creek bridge improves off-road safety
A new bridge at Granite Creek on the Climies Track, linking Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour, will improve safety for mountain bike riders, bushwalkers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts.
The Nut safety fence ready just in time for Easter
Parks and Wildlife Service staff from the Stanley Field Centre worked with contractors to install a rock catch safety fence and new section of handrail under an unstable rock face near the top of the Zig Zag access track at The Nut State Reserve.
Temporary access changes for The Nut
Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, 2015, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.
Pieman River reserve bridges replaced
Two major bridges on the four wheel drive access track between the Conical Rocks and Pieman Head shack communities, damaged in a March 2013 bushfire, have been replaced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).
Make the devil one of your wild friends
The new free, fun Tas Parks Wild Friends Devil App, produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service, features Tasmania's most iconic native species, the Tasmanian devil, in an animated, interactive role.
Mystery of Risso's dolphin strandings continues
The mystery of multiple strandings of Risso's dolphins on Australia's eastern seaboard continues with another Risso's dolphin being found dead at a remote part of Reidle Bay on Maria Island.
Volunteer caretakers lend a welcome hand
Volunteer caretakers at Cape Bruny, the Bruny Island Quarantine Station, Cockle Creek and Melaleuca have all reported bumper visitor numbers during the peak holiday period.
New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience
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.
Overland trek guide for young adventurers
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.
Bicheno holiday break for southern elephant seal
A sub-adult southern elephant seal is creating interest from the public as it takes a rest break on its long journey from its most likely home port of Macquarie Island, approximately 1500 km south of Tasmania.