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Wandering albatross numbers flourish on Macquarie Island

​​The largest number of Wandering albatross nests in more than 10 years have been observed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Limited access to parks and reserves

Frequently asked questions on limited access to parks and reserves.

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Frenchmans Cap Track views

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New Recreation Zone Plan for Frenchmans Cap

Management plan guides future use

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Have your say on Lower Gordon Recreation Zone Plan

Community feedback sought on Lower Gordon River Recreation Zone Plan.

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Cockle Creek - tenders called for new gateway

Tenders called for the construction of a visitor shelter and amenities block.

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Darlington settlement, Maria Island National Park

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Maria Island facility upgrades

Construction of new toilet facilities at two southern campsites and tenders open for a wastewater transfer system in Darlington.

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Improvements to Remarkable Caves staircase

Staircase improvements to increase visitor safety at this busy site.

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Rehabilitation work to restore fire damaged park infrastructure

​Works to reopen treasured parks and walking tracks to the public extensively damaged during the 2018-2019 summer bushfires is underway.

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Have your say on Wineglass Bay lookout

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting feedback on plans to construct a second lookout at Wineglass Bay at Freycinet National Park.

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Quail Hill - fuel reduction burn

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Autumn planned burning season is underway

Fire management protecting values and assets

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Community feedback sought on draft TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

Tasmanians are invited to have their say on the draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Tourism Master Plan (TMP) now on public exhibition.

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The Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan has been finalised

The Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan has been released.

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Road upgrades at Narawntapu National Park

Work to improve road safety and enhance the overall visitor experience on the road between the Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre and Bakers Point Campground will begin this month.

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Discovery Ranger Program 2019 - 2020

Discovery Ranger Program 2019-2020

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Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves 2020

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves were placed on Saturday 28th September 2019 at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.

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Community feedback sought on Dial Range Management Plan

PWS and Central Coast Council are inviting the community to help shape the new Dial Range Recreation Management Plan.

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Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk to showcase our wild West Coast

Tasmania’s next iconic walk revealed!

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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

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Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2020

Join us to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2020, which is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February.

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Walker on track at Walls of Jerusalem National Park

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Feedback invited on new campsites and tracks at Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Have your say on Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA)

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Car park upgrade for Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Carpark upgrade for Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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A new platform to view the coastline at Remarkable Cave

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Improvements at Remarkable Cave

Track improvements at Remarkable Cave

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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain

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 within the Park.

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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice.

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AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

The 2018-19 Bushfire season in Tasmania experienced multiple bands of lightning, leaving in their wake an unprecedented number of lightning ignitions in remote wilderness locations sparking over 70 fires.

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Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May 2020.

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Upgraded tracks to provide better visitor experience at Sarah Island

Construction of upgraded walking tracks and a new ramp will add to the visitor experience at Sarah Island within the Macquarie Harbour Historic site and Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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