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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

All walking tracks at Tasman National Park now open


A bush fire last summer burnt part of the Tasman National Park around Fortescue Bay and Cape Pillar. The fire damaged a number of structures within the park, which led to the temporary closure of several walking tracks. All walking tracks which were damaged - Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and Mt Fortescue - are now open to the public.

Walkers are advised that there are no longer boardwalks for much of the length of the tracks.

The Tasman Coastal Track between Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay was unaffected by the fire.

We thank you for your patience while repairs were made.