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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


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.More

New caretakers sought for Fortescue Bay


The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking new caretakers at the popular Fortescue Bay campground in the Tasman National Park.

Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region manager Anne Duncan says that following the departure of the previous caretakers on June 30, Parks staff will take over management of the campground and facilities while new caretakers are sought.

"We'd like to thank Tracey Harris and Steve Mundy who have been the contract caretakers at Fortescue Bay for the past six years," Anne said.

"We expect to advertise for new caretakers in the near future and in the meantime, PWS staff will take over management of the campground and facilities at Fortescue Bay, including bookings for the campground.

"During winter PWS staff will also undertake maintenance and preparation work for the busy summer season."

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing
Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.