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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Cultural Heritage

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    Aboriginal Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich Aboriginal Heritage. Middens, quarries, rock art and other Aboriginal heritage places can be found all over Tasmania. These heritage places provide valuable information about one of the world's oldest living cultures and a spiritual connection for today's Tasmanian Aborigines.

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    Historic Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich historic heritage dating from early European occupation. This section has detailed information and guides for visitors to the island's many and varied historic sites.

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    Help Develop the Heritage Place Inventory

    GPS Coordinates Wanted for Tasmanian Heritage Information Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) heritage staff are inviting the public and PWS staff to get out their GPSs and lock in the coordinates...

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    Maritime Heritage

    Tasmania's wild coastline has claimed many ships and has been home to early whaling and sealing industries.