Wild and Wonderful
Tasmania's wild and wonderful assets are being showcased in an upbeat program to entice locals and visitors to get out and about this summer.
Mystery Creek Cave warning
Cavers are warned not to enter Mystery Creek Cave in Southern Tasmania until further notice for safety reasons.
Aboriginal Trainees Survey Heritage Sites
The rich Aboriginal heritage of the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area has been a training ground for Parks and Wildlife Service Aboriginal field officer trainees this week.
Fuel Reduction Burns at Arthur River
The Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake fuel reduction burns in the Arthur River area of the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area today as part of its fire management strategy.
Further improvements for Low Head Pilot Station
The conservation and tourism potential of the historic Low Head Pilot Station will be further improved with a combined funding package from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and the George Town Council.
Trainee becomes the trainer
The success of the Parks and Wildlife Service trainee program will be demonstrated over the next two days at the Mole Creek Karst National Park, with a former trainee providing a cave tour to 12 trainees as part of their training.
Maria Island Tourism Opportunities
The Parks and Wildlife Service has selected the Maria Island Company as the successful respondent to an expression of interest to undertake a range of commercial opportunities at Maria Island National Park.
A new era for the Overland Track
One of the world's great bushwalks, the Overland Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, enters a new era this week as the first walkers to have pre-booked their walk head south from Cradle Mountain.
Senior Citizens Week Tour - Wonders of the Wetlands
Join a Parks and Wildlife Ranger on a tour through the Tamar Wetland system. The walk will be along an extensive system of raised boardwalks that allow intimate viewing experiences of the wildlife that inhabit this unique habitat.
Fuel reduction burns for Derwent Bridge area
The Parks and Wildlife Service in conjunction with Forestry Tasmania will undertake fuel reduction burns in the Derwent Bridge area tomorrow as part of its fire management strategy.
Gunns Plains Cave re-opens
The Gunns Plains Cave in the north west of the State has re-opened following the completion of stabilisation works in the cave.
Fire fighters wanted
The Parks and Wildlife Service is currently recruiting up to 25 seasonal fire fighters as it prepares for the coming bushfire season.
Tasmanian company selected for Pumphouse Point
A Tasmanian company experienced in providing quality ecotourism facilities has been selected to develop a proposal for tourism services at Pumphouse Point within the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park.
Cradle Cafe New Operator
The Cradle Mountain café is set to re-open in October following an expression of interest process seeking an operator by the Parks and Wildlife Service in late May.
Southport Lagoon Draft Management Plan
The significant natural and cultural values of the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area will be better protected under new recreational vehicle management arrangements prescribed in a draft management plan.
Trainees sought for around the State
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking 13 trainees with an interest in gaining qualifications and experience in a range of roles that include visitor reception, field work and administration.
Bay of Fires Toilets
A major infrastructure upgrade is under way in popular reserves in the northeast of the State including toilet facilities at four locations in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area and the Waterhouse Conservation Area and at North East River on Flinders...
Lease ensures bright future for Entally House
A bright future for one of Tasmania's most historic properties, Entally House, has been assured following the signing of a lease between the State Government and Gunns Ltd.
Replacement of Three Thumbs facilities discussed
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and community representatives this week met to discuss the replacement of facilities at the Three Thumbs State Reserve near Orford.
Opportunity for involvement in parks advisory council
The Parks and Wildlife Service is calling for people with experience, skills and knowledge in natural resource management who are interested in becoming a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.
'3 Thumbs' facilities to be rebuilt
The Parks and Wildlife Service has apologised for its failure to consult fully with the community before removing facilities at 3 Thumbs Reserve earlier this week. Steps to rebuild a replacement facility will be taken in consultation with the local...
Tasmania's Wildlife takes centre stage
Tasmania's magnificent natural environment has been identified as the State's greatest wildlife tourism asset in the Tasmanian Wildlife Tourism Strategy 2005.
Protecting the historic Female Factory
The construction of temporary bracing on a sandstone wall will help to protect Hobart’s nationally significant Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart.
Commercial opportunity at Cradle Mountain
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking expressions of interest for the operation of a café located on Crown Land at the former airstrip at Cradle Mountain.
Devils Move to Island Home
An historic step was taken to protect the Tasmanian Devil from the ravages of Devil Facial Tumor Disease today as nine female devils were moved to a purpose built quarantine compound at Maria Island.
Overland Track fee will ensure sustainable management
The Minister for Parks and Heritage Judy Jackson said today a new peak season facility fee for walkers on the Overland Track is about ensuring the sustainable management of Tasmania's key natural assets.
Storm damage to Moses Creek track
Walkers intending to use the Moses Creek Track in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park are advised that storm damage has made the track nearly impassible.
60 Great Short Walks now online!
The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's walking opportunities. Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge; a seaside ramble or a mountain vista; a long day's outing or a short wander, Great Short Walks has plenty for you.
Parks for all people - Access for the mobility impaired
A series of new web pages are now available online which identify and describe a selected range of national parks and reserves around Tasmania that offer the best, and most accessible, facilities and recreational opportunities for people who are...
PWS rangers go back to school
Tasmania's summer rangers are continuing to work until the end of Easter in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair, Freycinet and Mt Field national parks and have also adapted their educational and fun activities to the classroom.
New jetty at Lake St Clair
Facilities in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park have received another boost with the opening this week of a new $115,000 public jetty at Echo Point on picturesque Lake St Clair.
Update on Southwest fires
The South Coast track in South West National Park has re-opened after a bushfire in the area last week.
Improvements at Lake St Clair
Tourism infrastructure at Lake St Clair has received a boost with the recent completion of a new footbridge at Watersmeet.