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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Dried banksia flower (Banksia marginata), Badger Head, Narawntapu National Park
Dried banksia flower (Banksia marginata), Narawntapu National Park (photograph: Natalie Mendham)

Silver banksia

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


​​The silver banksia can vary greatly in size, from a small shrub through to a tree of up to 9 metres in height. Silver banksia is a common and widespread species that can be found in many different habitats around Tasmania, from coastal areas through to alpine mountain tops. The leaves can differ slightly, depending on the habitat the banksia has grown in. The flowers are tubular in shape, yellow in colour and show from spring through to early summer.  Silver banksias are a significant source of nectar for both insects and birds in Tasmania. 

Common name: Silver banksia​​

Scientific name: Banksia marginata​

Best places​ to see it​​