Our Latest News

Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

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.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

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.More

Apps and Podcasts

Parks and Wildlife's apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad are available from the iTunes Store. Bird in the Hand is also available as an Android app from Google Play.

Podcasting allows you to download audio files to your computer to play at any time, or transfer the files to an iPod or portable MP3.

We also have a number of videos available on the Parks and Wildlife Service's YouTube Channel.


 Apps

WildFriends

Coming soon! A new, kid-friendly app that gives you lots of great information and allows you to interact with a digital wildlife friend! Available for iOS and Android after 26 January 2015.

Whales and Seals

Following on the success of our popular "Bird in the Hand" and "Frog Log" comes "Whales and Seals" - a guide to all the whales, dolphins and seals found in Tasmanian waters. The App is the perfect guide to the marine mammals of Tasmania, with outstanding photographs and drawings, distribution maps, details of biology and stranding records. It also provides a guide to whale and seal viewing and advice on what to do if you come across stranded whales or a "beached" seal. The App is available now for download from the iTunes StoreNote that this app will only work on Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

60 Great Short Walks

 The 60 Great Short Walks App shows you how to get a taste of Tasmania’s wild places, and be back in time for tea! The app features over 200 beautiful photographs; over 100 brief, first-hand stories from walkers; maps and other essential details for each walk; space to add notes, and to share your experience via social media; essential safety tips; and tips on caring for the environment as you walk. The 60 Great Short Walks app is available now, for free, from the iTunes StoreNote that this app will only work on Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Frog Log

The ultimate, hand-held guide to the frogs of Tasmania, with frog calls, high quality scalable images, information on habitat, distribution and breeding. You can even use the app to help us by 'logging' occurrences of frogs in the wild! This app is available from the iTunes StoreNote that this app will only work on Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

 

A Bird in the Hand

With this app you can be sure of having not one, but 49 birds "in your hand" when you next head bush! As with Frog Log, you can use the app to assist us in recording occurrences of birds in the wild! This app is available from the iTunes Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and from Google Play for Android devices.


Audio Podcasts

The Overland Track is Australia's premier bushwalk. Hear about the track and the wilderness it traverses with Peter Grant as he walks the track and speaks with the men and women who work and play in this majestic part of Tasmania.

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 1

| MP3 | Duration: 25:49mins | File size: 23.6Mb |

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 2

| MP3 | Duration: 16:22mins | File size: 23.1Mb |

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 3

| MP3 | Duration: 18:57mins | File size: 21.7Mb |

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 4

| MP3 | Duration: 17:43mins | File size: 21.2Mb |

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 5

| MP3 | Duration: 19:14mins | File size: 23.0Mb |

Overland Track Audio Podcast Day 6

| MP3 | Duration: 20:46mins | File size: 24.8Mb |


The Wombat

| MP3 | Duration: 28:00mins | File size: 32.1Mb |

Take a journey with Alaskan nature writer and broadcaster Richard Nelson as he discusses the fascinating life of the wombat. Recorded at Narawntapu National Park in northern Tasmania.