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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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.