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Changes to private vehicle access to Dove Lake

25/09/2018

From 22 October 2018, private vehicle access into Cradle Mountain National Park will be restricted during shuttle bus operating hours to ensure visitor safety.More

Tarkine Drive visitor facility upgrades

17/09/2018

A tender has been advertised for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive.More

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

14/09/2018

Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.More

Experience national parks through art

23/09/2016

Arts  in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between theTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.


The program provides an opportunity for artists to live, work and be inspired by Tasmania's natural beauty and stunning wilderness locations.


Minister for Parks, Matthew Groom, said it was particularly relevant this year as we also celebrate 100 years since the State's first, and most loved parks, Mount Field and Freycinet, were reserved.


"This program highlights that our parks and reserves not only contribute to the State's economy, society, environment and overall identity, they are also places of inspiration, providing an environment where there is time for reflection and creativity," Mr Groom said.


Minister for the Arts, Vanessa Goodwin, said the success of the program could be seen in four art exhibitions called Arts in Parks, that are located in parks around the State.


"Arts in Parks will return artwork created during the residency program back to its place of inspiration and provide visitors to the parks with an opportunity to view an artist's interpretation of the natural environment," Ms Goodwin said.


"Free entry to national parks during the September/October school holidays will provide an added incentive for Tasmanians to experience these impressive installations," Mr Groom added.


The four exhibitions can be viewed until March 2017 at: Bruny Island Lighthouse Museum, Trailside Museum at Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair Visitor Centre and the chapel on Maria Island.


Or view the artworks at an online exhibition at www.tasmanianartsguide.com.au