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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the managment plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.


The Tasman National Park Management Plan 2017 took effect on October 4,  and now enables the consideration of helicopter access to Tasman Island for recreational and tourism purposes - providing the opportunity for more people to visit and enjoy the region.


Through the EOI process, Tasmanian operator Rotor Lift Aviation has put forward a proposal to fly tourists to the spectacular 120 hectare island.


The plan now allows commercial helicopter landings, however this activity will require Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) approval through a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA).


This is to ensure that proposed activities are environmentally, socially and economically acceptable.


Subject to a detailed RAA process which includes looking at flight path and frequency, impacts to wildlife, protection of biosecurity and minimising potential impacts on other park visitors, PWS will now work with Rotor Lift Aviation on a trial.