Packers Spur fire will continue to be monitored
The Packers Spur fire was ignited by a lightning strike on the 7th of December 2007. Since then the fire has made several runs on days of high fire danger and has currently burnt 4500 ha. The "Hilton hut" at Adamsfield was the only structural loss.
Opportunity to Celebrate Our World Class Wilderness
Tasmanians are being encouraged to enjoy free access to some of the state's most popular national parks tomorrow
as part of celebrations marking 25 years of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Tenders sought for Maria Island ferry operations
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (TPWS) is seeking tenders from operators to provide a minimum level of passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park year round for the next three years.
Conservation volunteers earn praise
Conservation project volunteers were today singled out as the champions of helping protect reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in the state's north.
Rain welcome at Packers Spur fire
Fire-fighters from the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania Fire Service and Forestry Tasmania received welcome rain on Sunday night and Monday, greatly assisting their work to control a peat fire in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Volunteers train for whale strandings
Tasmanians will be better placed to respond to future whale strandings following recent training for volunteers at hot spots for strandings around the State.
Efforts continue to contain Packers Spur fire
Firefighters from the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania Fire Service and Forestry Tasmania are continuing their work to control a fire in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The fire is burning in Adamsfield Conservation Area, Franklin-Gordon
Adamsfield fire update
Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters are continuing their work to suppress a fire in the Adamsfield Conservation Area west of Maydena.
Fire in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area
Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire crews are fighting a fire in buttongrass moorland on Packers Spur in the Adamsfield Conservation Area, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Celebrating Our World Heritage Area Custodians
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, has paid tribute to the many Tasmanians who have played a role in the first 25 years of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Maria Island ferry operations
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, today said ongoing provision of ferry services to Maria Island National Park would be provided to the public on an open market approach, with financial support available over the winter mon
Cooperative burning on the West Coast
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in conjunction with Forestry Tasmania (FT) has taken advantage of fine weather conditions to continue cooperative, strategic fuel reduction burns on the West Coast as the fire season rapidly approaches.
Volunteer campground hosts wanted
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking volunteer campground hosts at Cockle Creek and Melaleuca in the Southwest National Park and at Schouten Island in Freycinet National Park for short periods in the coming summer.
Dombrovskis images celebrate Tasmania's world class wilderness
The iconic images of the world-renowned wilderness photographer Peter Dombrovskis are the feature of a showcase exhibition to mark the start of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).
Burning of buttongrass plains
Forestry Tasmania (FT) and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will today begin burning of sections of the Gordon buttongrass plains, north of the Gordon River Road in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Macquarie Island pest removal underway
Highly skilled dog trainers are being encouraged to register their interest in getting involved in a major rabbit and rodent eradication program for Tasmania's World Heritage listed Macquarie Island.
New shelter for Hartz Mountains
A new shelter for visitors to the Hartz Mountains National Park will enhance the experience for visitors, allowing them to enjoy the beauty of the area while remaining sheltered from the weather.
Maria Island access
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said today she is confident there will be options available for visitors to access Maria Island National Park.
Parks begins spring burning program
The Parks and Wildlife Service has begun its spring burning program with a large burn in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area today.
Temporary closure of parks facilities
A number of parks facilities sustained damage due to storms and flooding in early August and as a result access or use is limited at certain sites.
World class advice on Tasmanian wilderness
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, has welcomed the appointment of respected conservationist Michael Lynch to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Consultative Committee (TWWHACC).
Maatsuyker volunteers sought
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking self-sufficient volunteers able to withstand the buffeting of the Roaring Forties for a four month stint at Australia's southernmost lighthouse on Maatsuyker Island.
New Southport facilities open for use.
The new Lagoon Track and camping facilities in the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area will open this weekend, providing a sustainable experience for four wheel drive enthusiasts.
New look advisory council begins work
Respected transport economist and environmental management lecturer Bob Cotgrove is the new chair of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (NPWAC).
Macquarie Island Eradication Plan
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, today said the eradication of rabbits and rats on Macquarie Island will ensure the World Heritage Area maintains its outstanding global conservation, geological, ecological and scientific v
Changes to Overland Track fee
The peak season fee for walking Tasmania's iconic Overland Track will rise this year by $50 from November 1st.
Latest track information
A number of tracks at Mt Roland have re-opened following their closure last month due to a bushfire.
Closure of campground due to bushfire
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has closed the Huon Campground in the Southwest National Park because of bushfire. The PWS has relocated one camper and will reassess the status of all sites and tracks in the area tomorrow, when more favourable...
Remote area crews to join fire effort in Southwest
Remote area fire fighters will be flown into the Southwest National Park today to try to halt a large bushfire from impacting on previously unburnt alpine, rainforest and coniferous vegetation communities.
Cradle Mountain open for visitors
Most popular walking tracks at Cradle Mountain are open although a bushfire which started from a lightning strike a week ago remains uncontained.
Tracks remain closed due to uncontained fires
Fires sparked by lightning strikes on February 16 resulted in the closure of walking tracks at Cradle Mountain and in the Southwest National Park. The fires remain uncontained and the track closures remain in place for public safety.
Hastings pool re-opens
The thermal pool at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs has re-opened following a temporary closure for essential maintenance.
Temporary closure of Hastings pool
The Hastings Thermal Pool will closed from February 9, 2007 for approximately one week to carry out essential maintenance.
The Hastings Caves and barbecue and picnic facilities at the site are open.
New Hartz shelter takes shape
Huonville ranger Phil Bradley received a positive response from a community representative when visiting the site of the new Hartz Mountains visitor shelter recently.
All tracks open at Cradle Mountain
All tracks at Cradle Mountain, including the Overland Track and side tracks, are open, following an easing of the recent fire threat.
Overnight rain eases fire threat
Overnight rain has given fire fighters tackling a bushfire covering about 85 hectares in Fury Gorge, about 10 kilometres west of Cradle Mountain, a temporary reprieve.
Walkers resume Trek at Cradle Mountain
Walkers have been allowed along the Overland Track from midday today following overnight rain, which has eased but not removed the threat of a bushfire burning at Fury Gorge, west of Cradle Mountain.
Fire in Cradle Mountain National Park
The northern section of the Overland Track will be closed from today until further notice due to a fire burning approximately 10 kilometres due west of Cradle Mountain. Popular day walks near Cradle Mountain, including the Dove Lake Circuit remain open.
Update on fire at Cradle Mountain
Approximately 85 walkers on the Overland Track north of Pelion Hut have been successfully relocated further south along the track due to a wild fire burning at Fury Gorge.
Ross Female Factory past uncovered
They may not be the BBC Time Team, but a group of archaeologists from around Australia and the United Kingdom are uncovering Tasmania's past at the Ross Female Factory.