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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

History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler’s House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania’s key historic sites.


The House, open to the public for the first time, provides visitors to Richmond Gaol a further insight into our rich history.


The $200,000 project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program and was part of a series of works undertaken at the heritage site.


The restoration of the Gaoler’s House included major structural work, stripping out modern-day fittings and renovations, and exposing sections of historic wall surfaces and coverings.


The Richmond Gaol Historic Site is one of the oldest intact convict sites in Australia. Between 1825 and 1861 it operated as a place of confinement for short-term prisoners and those undergoing judicial punishment, as well as temporarily housing convicts moving through the Richmond District.