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PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.More

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Publications

A5 Visitor Guide Cover including 60 Great Short Walks

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service has produced a wide range of published materials covering numerous aspects of the Service's work and Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage. These include guides, education kits, videos and booklets for the general public, teachers and students as well as technical and scientific reports and management plans.

Visitor Guide: Tasmania's national parks and reserves including 60 Great Short Walks

The new guide is complimentary with the purchase of an Annual or 2-year Parks Pass.  A redemption voucher will be sent with the pass and stickers, which can be redeemed from Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) national park visitor centres. 

You can also purchase a copy from PWS Visitor Centres, most Tasmania Visitor Information Centres, Tourism Brochure Exchange (on board Spirit of Tasmania I and II) and Service Tasmania shops at $4.95 RRP.

Your official guide to Tasmania's National Parks - how to get there, what to do, as well as information on services and facilities.

Publications for sale

Many of these publications are available from the online Parks Shop and at book stores around Tasmania.

Fact Sheets

The Parks and Wildlife Service Fact Sheet series covers a wide range of subjects.

Podcasts and iPhone Apps

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service currently offers a range of podcasts, vodcasts (video podcasts) and iPhone/IPad apps covering a variety of topics. 

Management Plans, Site Plans and Other Publications

A wide range of Statutory and Non-Statutory National Parks and Reserved Lands management plans, site plans, walking track management strategies and other publications are available online.

Maps

Tasmap, part of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water& Environment, provides a range of maps, including special maps for many of the major walking tracks in Tasmania.