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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

Summary of Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993

The full version of the Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993 can be downloaded as a PDF File (6.74 Mb).

Summary

The proposal for a Douglas-Apsley National Park was first made in the 1970s following public concern about the large scale clearing of Tasmania’s dry sclerophyll forest for agriculture and for the export woodchip industry. Studies of the plants and animals of the Douglas-Apsley area subsequently confirmed its conservation significance. The area was declared a National Park on 27 December, 1989 by Statutory Rule No. 210 of 1989.