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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

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.


Experiences for viewing native wildlife in their natural habitat are a key part of Tasmania’s tourism appeal and the new platform will reduce the impacts on the penguins by protecting nesting habitat as well as providing a better experience for visitors to the site.


The raised platform, which is suitable for wheelchair access, will provide an incredible viewing experience on the foreshore, immediately below The Nut.


Students from Stanley Primary School have contributed to the project by constructing penguin nest boxes, which are to be placed on site. This work was done as part of the Parks and Wildlife Service’s WildSC'OOL initiative.


The $300,000 penguin viewing platform project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks Future-Proofing our Icons initiative and is part of a raft of improvements at the site. Construction of the platform was undertaken by local company, AJR Construct.


Further works to be completed at the Nut State Reserve include the installation of environmental lighting on the penguin-viewing platform, improved circulation and parking for vehicles and upgraded infrastructure including new toilets and signage.