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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

About PWS

Southern Region

The Southern Region includes the southern half of Tasmania, from Swansea on the east coast to the southern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area on the West Coast.

The region also includes The Southwest National Park, Hartz Mountains, a large proportion of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Maria Island, South Bruny Island, Mt Field and Tasman national parks. It also includes the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.