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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


Discovery Ranger with some interested young participants at a Discovery Day
Discovery Ranger with some interested participants at a Discovery Day (photograph: Chris Crerar)

Discovery and learning

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


​​​With an abundance of endemic species and a rich cultural heritage, Tasmania is a wonderland of discovery. Here you'll find plenty of information to help you identify some of our most beautiful and unusual animal and plant species, find out about our educational programs and learn more about our island history.

In this Topic

  • Aboriginal heritage
    Information on Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage.
  • Videos
    PWS has created a number of videos covering a range of PWS topics.
  • Education programs
    Our educational team are here to teach you about some of the many wonders of Tasmanian natural values, history and Aboriginal culture. Programs are available in-school and at parks and reserves around the State.
  • Maritime heritage
    Find out more about some of the shipwrecks located in Tasmania's waters.
  • Plants
    Have a look through for more information on some of Tasmania's most distinctive plants. You'll find these throughout Tasmania's national parks and reserves.
  • Wildlife
    Find out more about the wildlife you may come across in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

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