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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

World Heritage Values

Just being there...

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA) means different things to different people. For some, just knowing it is there brings a vicarious joy. Others, seeking to escape from an increasingly artificial urban world, find solace within the silent grandeur of its mountains. Yet others enjoy the area as a magnificent backdrop to outdoor recreation activities, such as bushwalking, rock climbing or rafting. Many people just enjoy an easy stroll along one of the many fine short walks.

Enjoying the WHA

Enjoying the WHA

For all people who visit the Tasmanian Wilderness there is the opportunity to be deeply touched by the experience. The values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area extend far beyond those that led to its listing as a World Heritage Site, for its values extend far beyond those that can be assessed in words.

For all who visit the WHA, there is the responsibility to ensure that your impact upon the wilderness does not destroy the very values for which the area was listed and which draw you here. During your visit, there are a number of ways you can minimise your impact and ensure that you do not contribute to the threats facing the area.

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan provides the long term strategy for the management of the WHA. It will provide the framework to ensure that the WHA continues to inspire future generations. Visit our Management MattersĀ pages for further details and to download a copy of the latest management plan.