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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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. 


Feedback from the community is invited on the draft plan that will help guide discussion on future management of the area to ensure this walk continues to deliver high quality and sustainable experiences into the future.


The Frenchmans Cap Track is the fourth most-popular backcountry walking experience in Tasmania, after the Overland Track, Three Capes Track and the Walls of Jerusalem, with more than 1,800 people visiting annually. The challenging four-day wilderness walk is one of the best walking experiences in the country.


The purpose of the plan is to outline the values and management issues that need to be addressed in coming years, describing actions that aim to protect both the area's high conservation values and the visitor experience.


The Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan is available at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=48009 and public comments must be received by 26 May 2018.