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PWS Public Safety Alert


There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

PWS Public Safety Update


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is concentrating on its main priority - the safety of walkers and people in fire-affected parks and reserves.


Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm


A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Summer Discovery Ranger Program 2018/19

Our Summer Discovery Ranger Program runs during the peak summer period from 27 December 2018 to 29 January 2019 - and offers visitors to Tasmania's national parks the chance to join in a wide range of free activities such as guided walks, evening talks, childrens' activities and much, much more.

Discovery Rangers will also be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Now in its 40th year,  the award-winning program continues to expand and innovate. This year will see our highly qualified team of Discovery Rangers working their magic at:

See above links for full program of activities.

Discovery Days 

Discovery Rangers will be hosting a series of community Discovery Days in various locations around the State. These will involve a wide range of activities, from live snake and lizard shows, Aboriginal cultural stories and interactive workshops, Fishcare activities, BBQ lunches, theatre, rockpool rambles with marine specialists and much, much more!

Discovery Days are scheduled for:

Wednesday 2 January  - Devonport Discovery Day
11.00am–2.00pm at Devonport LINC 

Friday 4 January - St Helens Discovery Day
1.00pm–3.00pm at St Helens Hall

Saturday 5 January - Bicheno Discovery Day 
9.30am–12.30pm at Bicheno Memorial Hall

Thursday 10 January - Maydena Discovery Day
10.00am-2.00pm at Maydena RSL

Friday 11 January - Adventure Bay Discovery Day

Saturday 12 January  - Dunalley Discovery Day
10.00am–1.00pm at Dunalley Hall 

Saturday 12 January - Triabunna Discovery Day
1.00pm-3.30pm at Village Community Centre

Tuesday 15 January - Smithton Discovery Day
11am–2pm at Smithton LINC

Saturday 19 January  - Derby Discovery Day 
12.00pm–2.30pm at Derby Hall

Sunday 27 January  - Queenstown Discovery Day
11.00am–2.00pm at Queenstown LINC

Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers

In addition, Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers will be at Freycinet, Mt Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain. They will provide on the ground assistance and highlight the wonders of these parks to Chinese visitors.

Aboriginal Discovery Rangers

For the second year running, our award-winning Aboriginal Discovery Rangers will be presenting Tasmania's rich Aboriginal heritage to park and reserve visitors and community members across the State
See above links for full program of activities.

We would like to thanks our Discovery Ranger Program partners: