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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


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!


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


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

Draft Cockle Creek Precinct Site Plan 2018

The full version of the Draft Cockle Creek Precinct Site Plan 2018 is available for download as a PDF  [7.4MB].
The draft plan has been prepared for the Visitor Services and Recreation Zones of the Cockle Creek Precinct, within the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area and part of the Southwest National Park. Both reserves form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

The plan aims to improve the visitor experience and environmental outcomes, and to guide site management.

More information and the Draft Cockle Creek Precinct Site Plan 2018 is available on our have your say webpage.