A large group of particapants following a bollywood dance routine on the lawns of Mount Field National Park
Bollywood dancing at Mount Field (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

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Construction completed on Freycinet Foreshore Shared Use Track

Visitors will now benefit from the completion of a new Foreshore Shared Use Track across Mosquito Creek at Freycinet National Park.

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Cradle Mountain celebrates centenary

On 16 May, we marked the 100th anniversary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park being proclaimed as a protected area in Tasmania.

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Olegas Bluff bushfire effort continues back at the depot

The Olegas Bluff bushfire seems a distant memory now, but for our Fire Crew, the remote firefighting is only half the work.

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Twisted Lakes track upgrade - a great partnership project

The Twisted Lakes Track is a 2.5km long, rugged, and steep high-altitude track at Cradle Mountain. The new boardwalk looks (and feels!) amazing so worth a stroll if you are in the area.​

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Changing of the guard on Macquarie Island

The arrival of the icebreaker Nuyina on its resupply voyage to Macquarie Island last week marks the changing of the guard for the PWS staff stationed on the island.

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Four people gather around a campfire in Fortescue Bay campgrounds.

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Campfire restrictions lifted in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves

Campfire restrictions in Tasmania's national parks and reserves come to an end on Friday 18 March 2022 from 2:00am.

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Three smiling women, including PWS Discovery Ranger Kirstin, displaying wooden models and drawings of seabirds.

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PWS Discovery Rangers are seabird ambassadors at the Bruny Island Bird Festival

During the upcoming Bruny Island Bird Festival, from 25 to 27 March, Discovery Ranger Kristin McCutcheon will be present at the Saturday Nature Market. Look out for the 'Home tweet home discovery table' as well as some 'Shorebird shenanigans' on both Saturday and Sunday at the Neck and Adventure Bay.

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Volunteer profile: Sally Simco

Sally Simco is one of the hundreds of volunteers with the PWS. Sally, who is President of Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers and a Wildcare Board Member, has been a volunteer with the PWS for almost 10 years.

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Mt Anne Track rebuilt - looking west to Lake Pedder over landscape recovering from fire

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Post fires – track recovery is well underway

Hardy teams have been working in wild conditions to repair damaged tracks.

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