Walkers at Marions Lookout, Cradle Mountain.
Marions Lookout at Cradle Mountain (photograph: Andrew Englisch)

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service acknowledges and pays respect to Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of this land and acknowledges Elders – past, present and emerging.

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New Tourism Master Plan for the TWWHA

Following extensive community consultation The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Tourism Master Plan (TMP) has been finalised.

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Well-equipped walkers hiking in snow from Narcissus to Cynthia Bay, Lake St Clair.


New video released – hypothermia signs, prevention and treatment

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s new hypothermia video about spotting the signs, preventing the onset and the treatment of hypothermia if it does occur, is a must for bushwalking preparation and it takes you through the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience.

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Tasman Highway near Orford to be closed

To reach Maria Island and Freycinet National Parks, visitors from Hobart will need to drive via Lake Leake Road due to major rock works on the Tasman Highway near Orford.

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