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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.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.