Marakoopa Cave re-opens brighter than ever
Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek has re-opened today, with improved facilities for visitors, following extensive repairs after the site was badly damaged during the June floods.
Highfield renovation opens a new chapter
Highfield Historic Site at Stanley has never looked better, following the completion of a $430,000 project to conserve buildings at the site and install a commercial kitchen at the threshing barn.
Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors
After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian visitors.
East Coast Whale Trail opened
Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.
Experience national parks through art
Arts in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.
Parks driving boom in visitor numbers
Tasmania's parks are driving the boom in visitor numbers to the State. Record numbers of visitors are flocking to Freycinet and Mount Field as the two parks celebrate 100 years since their reservation in 1916.
Celebrating 100 years of national parks
All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.
Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks
The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.
Festival of Bright Ideas
As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.
Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.
Shipwreck identified as the Viola
Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.
Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.
Three Capes Track special offer
The centenary of national parks in Tasmania is being celebrated with a special offer to walk the Three Capes Track for only $250 per person.
Bruny Island tourism improvements
Two of Bruny Island's major tourism drawcards, The Neck and the South Bruny Lighthouse site, are being upgraded by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Parks and reserves affected by flooding
Parks and reserves across northern and northwestern Tasmanian have suffered significant damage due to the severe weather and flooding experienced during the past week.
New walking experience for the Three Capes Track
Three Capes Lodge Walk Pty Ltd, owned by the principles of the Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) Rob Sherrard and Brett Godfrey, were successful in their bid for the new walking experience after an Expression of Interest process was advertised.
New Parks Advisory Committee members
Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.
Congratulations to Working on Country graduates
A partnership program between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government has seen four Working on Country Aboriginal rangers gain professional qualifications in land management.
Mount Field centenary celebrations
Two of Tasmania's most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone is being celebrated during the year with a variety of events.
Big Green Island rat eradication under way
The first stage of a project to eradicate rats from Big Green Island and provide increased protection for its biodiversity values, is under way, following the installation of more than 2,100 bait stations using the latest digital technology.
Progress on South Coast Track upgrade
Work is now under way on improvements to the South Coast Track as the second part of a four-year, $2 million project to ensure we can continue to provide a world class walking experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Southern beacon gets a boost
The heart and soul of Maatsuyker Island, its 17 metre high light tower, is being lovingly restored by contractors, while Parks and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers are tackling a range of island conservation projects during a two week working bee.
Meander Falls Road bridges complete
Access to Meander Falls, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, is now available year-round for two wheel drive vehicles, following the replacement of two bridges on the Meander Falls Road that were washed away during flooding in 2011.
Overland Track re-opens for walkers
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.
Walkers warned of remote area fires
The Parks and Wildlife Service is warning walkers intending to walk in remote locations in the Southwest National Park and West Coast areas to check the fire situation before setting off due to numerous fires caused by lightning strikes yesterday.