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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

See Maria Island's sea beds like never before


The wonders of Maria Island's marine reserve have been revealed for visitors with a new multi-media presentation on the island.

Labor Member for Lyons Heather Butler officially launched the facility today, saying that the new multi-media presentation would add yet another dimension to Maria Island National Park's special appeal.

"Maria Island has a unique mix of natural beauty, both on the island and in the marine reserve, as well as its rich cultural heritage," Ms Butler said.

"The new multi-media presentation provides the opportunity for all island visitors to experience the stunning marine environment from the comfort of the Commissariat Store."

"The presentation showcases the Maria Island marine reserve, including underwater footage of seals at the nearby Ile des Phoques, colourful jewel anemones under the jetty and a wreck dive on the Troy D.

"It also includes vision of other Tasmanian marine reserves such as Macquarie Island and the Kent Group.

"Visitors who want to get more involved in the marine environment can investigate underwater action in real time from the remote camera under the jetty or explore the rock pools at the Painted Cliffs with a new waterproof brochure.

"The new interpretation is part of a Tourism Infrastructure Fund project to improve Tasmania's top 10 Great Wildlife Sites, including Maria Island."

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