Wild Times in National Parks
The award-winning Summer Program is now in full swing, with a diverse range of exciting activities being held around the State.
More EPIRBs and More Locations to Hire Them
The State Government has increased the availability of Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) by purchasing an additional 25 EPIRBs and making them available at more places throughout the state.
Whale Strandings Update
The carcasses of whales which died following recent strandings at Maria Island are to be removed to a remote location for assessment and autopsies before being towed out to sea and dumped.
Two Whale Strandings
Two whale rescue operations have been mounted within a day of each other in Tasmanian waters - one on King Island, where over 150 pilot whales and dolphins were discovered stranded on November 28, and on Maria Island where 53 long-fin pilot whales were...
The Great Australian Bushwalk
The Great Australian Bushwalk takes place on Sunday 24 October 2004 and offers an exciting range of walks around the State in the company of experienced and knowledgeable guides
Gunns Plains Cave re-opens
Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage Ken Bacon said today that the Gunns Plains Cave in the northwest of the State had re-opened following the completion of a program of infrastructure improvements by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Get walking in Tasmania's parks
Three guided walks are to be held as part of get walking Tasmania week. Walks will be held at Narawntapu National Park on Thursday, October 7, Tamar Island Wetland Centre on Tuesday October 5 and Mt Wellington, the Springs Circuit on Monday, October 4.
Information on Tasmania's buttongrass moorlands now online
The distinctive buttongrass moorlands so common in western Tasmania provide a rich habitat for a diversity of species, while the coastal plant communities of the State comprise species well adapted to the harsh conditions.
Upgrade for Thermal Springs Pool at Hastings
Hastings Thermal Springs Pool will be closed for an upgrade from 9th September until the 8th October 2004. The Visitor Centre at Hastings and the cave tours will still be operating.
Threatened Species Day
National Threatened Species Day is on 7th September (the date the last thylacine died in captivity at Beaumaris zoo). A host of activities are running state-wide involving many...
Outwit, Outplay, Outfox
A Fox Education and Resource Kit has been added to the Education Section of the Parks and Wildlife Service web site.
New Shipwreck Profiles now online
Information on the shipwreck of the Alert, the encampment of the survivors of the Sydney Cove shipwreck, and a new, interactive profile of the wreck site of the Tasman are now available online.
Parks visitors warned about bogus infringement notices
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised visitors to national parks to be aware of a person allegedly impersonating a Parks and Wildlife ranger and extracting payment for an alleged infringement of park regulations.
Mole Creek hosts national cave gathering
Cave managers, guides and cave experts from around Australia have gathered at Mole Creek for cave management and tourism related workshops and meetings, Tourism, Parks and Heritage Minister Ken Bacon said today.
Improved Management for Overland Track
The Parks and Wildlife Service will develop and implement a plan to strategically guide the future management, presentation and marketing of the Overland Track, the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage, Ken Bacon said today.