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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Parks and Wildlife Service in tourism awards

15/10/2018

Two key Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) enterprises have been listed as finalists in this year’s Tasmanian Tourism Awards.


The Three Capes Track is a finalist in the Ecotourism category and the Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program is a finalist in the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category.


The Three Capes Track is already a multi-award winning four-day walk that has captured the world’s attention and is a major drawcard for the increasing number of local and visiting walkers who want a world class experience in our unrivalled wilderness.


The Three Capes Track won the Gustav's Award for New Tourism Business at the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Awards and also won the same category at the Australian Tourism Awards.


PWS’s Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program builds on the award-winning Discovery Ranger Program and the Working On Country Aboriginal Trainee Program by delivering a unique experience for visitors to Tasmania’s stunning parks and reserves. Aboriginal Rangers share and practice their culture on country, engaging visitors and creating an important connection to place through tourism.


Congratulations are also extended to the wukalina Walk, which was announced as a finalist for the Gustav’s award for New Tourism Businesses. The wukalina Walk is owned and operated by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania with support from the Tasmanian Government and provides a guided cultural experience for guests in the magnificent Mount William National Park.


The annual Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania on behalf of the tourism industry, recognise outstanding achievement across all sectors of the tourism industry in Tasmania.


It is a fantastic endorsement to see these PWS experiences recognised as finalists for the tourism industry’s premier awards event. Congratulations must also go out to all our tourism partners who were announced as finalists.


The award winners will be announced at the Tourism Awards Gala Dinner on 9 November 2018.