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Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors


After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian visitors.More

Comment sought on altering the management plan for Tasman National Park


The State Government is seeking public opinion on the next step to make it easier for tourists and Tasmanians to access and enjoy our natural assets.More

East Coast Whale Trail opened


Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.More

Douglas-Apsley National Park closed due to fire


Freycinet National Park walking tracks and four-wheel drive tracks have re-opened today, Friday, 8 February 2013, but the Douglas-Apsley National Park is closed until further notice.

Due to a fire currently burning near the Douglas-Apsley National Park, access to the northern part of the national park, Thompsons Marshes, is closed until further notice.

The entire Leeaberra Walking Track, including the Heritage Falls Track and Apsley Gorge Circuit are also closed for public safety. The short walking track from the Rosedale Road car park to the Apsley Waterhole remains open for public access.

For further information on current bushfires please refer to www.fire.tas.gov.au

For information on walking / 4WD tracks contact the Freycinet Field Centre on 6256 7070.