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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

Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit

The complete Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit can be downloaded as a single PDF File (4.7Mb), or alternatively each constituent notesheet within the Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit can be downloaded as an individual PDF File (of smaller file size) from the contents list below.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Foreword

PREFACE

Preface

CULTURAL HERITAGE

The stories behind the names of the Macquarie Harbour region

Timeline for the Macquarie Harbour region

Aboriginal Heritage

Aboriginal people of Macquarie Harbour

'Conciliation ' and exile of the Macquarie Harbour Aboriginal people

European Heritage

European explorers of the Macquarie Harbour region

Daily life at the Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Punishment at Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Escapes from Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Industry at Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Women of Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

The piners of Macquarie Harbour

Teepookana and the Abt railway

The Kelly Basin township of Pillinger

The Franklin River conservation issue

NATURAL HERITAGE

Geo-heritage

Geo-heritage of the Macquarie Harbour region

Gordon River erosion

Vegetation

Cool temperate rainforest of the lower Gordon River

Native conifers of the Macquarie Harbour region

Plant list for the lower Gordon River

Plants of Heritage Landing - an identification guide

Plants of Sir John Falls - an identification guide

Wildlife

Mammals of the Macquarie Harbour region

The Tasmanian tiger

Whales and whale strandings at Macquarie Harbour

Land mammal list for the Macquarie Harbour region

Birds of the Macquarie Harbour region

The muttonbirds of Macquarie Harbour

Bird list for Macquarie Harbour and Lower Gordon River

Reptiles of the Macquarie Harbour region

Frogs of the Macquarie Harbour region

Freshwater fish of the Macquarie Harbour region

Rare and threatened species of the Macquarie Harbour region

THE TASMANIAN WILDERNESS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

What is World Heritage?

World Heritage Values

INTERPRETATION

What is interpretation?

Techniques for effective interpretation

Tips for effective interpretation

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Resource Directory