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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

Discovery activities for park visitors at Easter


Tasmanians are urged to get out and explore Tasmania's parks and reserves by joining in a Discovery Ranger activity over the Easter holiday break.

Minister for the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O"Byrne said the Easter break provides an opportunity to experience the last of the warm weather in Tasmania's 19 national parks and hundreds of reserves.

Discovery Rangers will be based in the far north-west, on the East Coast at Maria Island and at Narawntapu and Mt Field national parks.

At Mt Field National Park one of the more fascinating activities is a spotlight walk that will also take in the glow-worms at Russell Falls.

While Russell Falls is a well-known scenic icon, it's also home to a significant colony of glow-worms. Recent improvements to the viewing platform at Russell Falls were made to help protect the glow-worm colony there and new interpretation signs help visitors to learn about these intriguing creatures.

Discovery Ranger John Bowden will be based at Stanley and activities include spotlight walks, rockpool rambles and looking at shearwaters on the Nut.

Visitors to Maria Island can take in a guided walk to the Fossil Cliffs, learning about the island's historical timeline from its ancient fossils to its various industrial ventures .

Discovery Ranger activities are suitable for all ages. Check the local park for a complete schedule or the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au.