East Coast camping areas reopen
The East Coast camping areas at Lagoons Beach and Little Beach conservation areas have re-opened following easing of the fire threat in the northeast.
East Coast camping areas closed
The Parks and Wildlife Service has implemented a range of restrictions on the East Coast due to the ongoing fire situation in the north-east.
Fire threat closes walking tracks
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the fire threat in eastern Tasmania has resulted in the closure of some walking tracks and reserves.
Book now and get your holiday on track
Tasmanians planning to take one of the world's great walks along the Overland Track this summer have been urged to book as soon as possible. More than 3,000 people have already secured their place with the booking system, which is in its second season.
Stranded whales returned to the ocean
Three of the 27 long-finned pilot whales that were stranded on Ocean Beach near Strahan have been stabilised and successfully returned to the ocean.
An opportunity to contribute to Tasmania's World Heritage Area
Tasmanians with a range of experience have the opportunity to help preserve one of the State's most valuable assets - the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Australian and Tasmanian governments are seeking members for the Tasmanian...
New guide highlights Tasmanian summer activities
A colourful and informative guide highlighting a range of summer activities offered by the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment was launched at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery today.
Comments sought on Overland Track plan
Comments are sought by the Parks and Wildlife Service on a plan that will guide the management of the Overland Track, Tasmania's premier long distance walking track.
Price increases for parks facilities
Adjustments to the prices of facilities in Tasmania's parks and reserves will support the sustainability of visitor sites and camping areas with fees going back into infrastructure and maintenance.
Raspins Beach Campground Closure
The Parks and Wildlife Service is consulting with stakeholders regarding the future management options in the Raspins Beach Conservation Area at Orford following the closure of the campground.
Volunteer campground hosts wanted
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking expressions of interest from people wishing to act as volunteer campground hosts at Cockle Creek in the Southwest National Park and at Southport Lagoon for short periods in the coming summer.
Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said work was well underway to address the problems facing Macquarie Island.
Lake Dobson Road now open
The Lake Dobson Road at Mt Field National Park, closed after a landslip late last month, reopened for traffic on Thursday, 26 October.
Comments sought on Pirates Bay Draft Site Plan
Future development of visitor facilities around Pirates Bay, on the Tasman Peninsula, will focus on three key areas - the Eaglehawk Neck historic site, the Blowhole and the Tasman Arch.
Freycinet walking tracks re-open
Walking tracks in Freycinet National Park and Douglas Apsley National Park re-opened today following the removal of the total fire ban and a lessening of bushfire weather conditions.
Parks staff gear up for fire season
Parks and Wildlife Service staff are gearing up for an early start to the fire season with extra staff ready to respond and fire field days planned for this month.
Lake Dobson road closed by landslip
The Lake Dobson Road in Mt Field National Park will remain closed while an assessment of the road continues, following a landslip that damaged a 15 metre section of the road.
Historic hut damaged by fire
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that a hut at East Pillinger at Kelly Basin on Macquarie Harbour has been closed after it was badly damaged by fire on the weekend.
Access to Southport Lagoon
Construction of an alternative vehicle access to Southport Lagoon will begin soon as part of the implementation of the new plan of management for the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area.
Education rangers wanted for Parks Summer Program
The award winning Parks and Wildlife Service Summer Program is now advertising for education rangers to conduct its 27th year of education ranger activities in national parks, reserves and other sites throughout the State.
Protection For Southport Lagoon
The significant natural and cultural values of the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area will be better protected under new recreational vehicle management arrangements.
Volunteer caretakers sought for Maatsuyker Island
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking self-sufficient volunteers able to withstand the buffeting of the Roaring Forties for a four month stint at Australia's southernmost lighthouse on Maatsuyker Island.
Aboriginal trainees graduate
The efforts of five Aboriginal trainee field officers with the Parks and Wildlife Service were celebrated in a community afternoon tea at Risdon Cove to mark the completion of their training course.
Arthur-Pieman improvements for visitors
Recent infrastructure improvements at Gardiner's Point in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area will make it easier for visitors to enjoy the stunning vista while also protecting the area's natural and cultural values.
Comments sought on Trevallyn plan
The value of the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area in both nature conservation and as a recreational resource for the city of Launceston is recognised in a draft plan of management released for public comment by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
St Columba Falls track re-opens
The St Columba Falls State Reserve track near St Helens has reopened after the completion of extensive engineering work.
Walking tracks upgraded
Improvements totalling $1 million have been made to popular walking tracks in national parks and reserves around the State, improving the walker experience and minimising environmental impact.
Book on-line now for the Overland Track
Bookings for the 2006-07 walking season on the Overland Track has opened as of 1 July and hikers can enhance their experience with a new, full-colour booklet.
Lake Llewellyn Dam spillway upgrade
The Parks and Wildlife Service are calling for tenders for the upgrade of the spillway of the Lake Llewellyn Dam. The dam is located within Rocky Cape National Park, near the township of Sisters Beach.
Planned burn program resumes this week
The Parks and Wildlife Service will take advantage of favourable weather conditions to conduct a number of planned burns in the northwest and south of Tasmania this week.
Narawntapu National Park Roadworks
Visitors are advised that roadworks at Narawntapu National Park will be undertaken during the next two weeks (May 15-28 approximately).
Pencil Pine - Cradle Valley Visitor Services Zone
Parks and Wildlife has completed the over-arching Pencil Pine - Cradle Valley Visitor Services Zone Plan 2006 and this has now been approved. The plan establishes the major direction for the main visitor precincts: Dove Lake, Waldheim, Ronnie Creek.
Rock wall to protect Raspins Beach
Construction is under way on a rock wall to halt erosion at the popular Raspins Beach Conservation Area on the East Coast near Orford.
Mt Cameron fire update
Winds and rugged terrain are hampering efforts to control a large bushfire which has burnt out 1400 hectares in the far northeast of the State near the town of Gladstone.
Dove Lake Road Closures (Cradle Mountain)
The Parks and Wildlife Service wish to advise there will be temporary road closures on the Dove Lake Road from Monday 27th February to Thursday 2nd March to enable maintenance works to be carried out.
A number of fires were ignited in Tasmanian parks and reserves as a result of lightning strikes on 20 January.
Bushfire Advice to bushwalkers for the South West
A bushfire in Tasmania's South West National Park has temporarily closed walking tracks. The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised the temporary closure of walking tracks in the Eastern Arthur Range.
Developing more great bushwalks for Tasmania
The potential to develop more great bushwalking experiences within Tasmania's spectacular parks and reserves will be explored as part of a review of the State's bushwalks.
Improvements await Freycinet visitors
Freycinet National Park, the State's oldest and first coastal national park, is set for the annual influx of summer visitors with recent infrastructure improvements totalling $1 million.
Mt Nelson Signal Station tender awarded
One of Hobart's popular tourist attractions, the Mt Nelson Signal Station, looks set for a bright future following the completion of a public tender process for operation of the restaurant and café at the historic site.
Go See Tasmania Bus highlights Summer Program
A promotional bus - tagged the Go See Tasmania bus - will visit all regions of the State providing information and encouraging locals to take holidays at home and to acquaint themselves with unfamiliar or not recently visited parts of Tasmania.