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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

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

24/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

The ‘Bright Ideas: Innovation and Opportunities in Western Tasmania’ festival will run at a number of locations across the West Coast from the 4-7 August 2016.
The festival will involve a wide range of appealing activities, from reptile shows and astronomy themed fine dining, to classes on how to make ice cream with dry ice, and performances from one of Australia’s premier country-rock bands, Ruckus.
The event will culminate with an Amazing Race event for teams of 3 to 8 people and offering over $3,500 worth of prizes. Teams will be racing against the clock and each other in a number of family friendly challenges all around Queenstown, before boarding the West Coast Wilderness Railway and enjoying a free ride to Lynchford station.
The Bright Ideas festival is part of a series of events and activities happening throughout the year to celebrate 100 years since two of Tasmania’s most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, which were first reserved in 1916.
This is a significant milestone that presents an opportunity for the community to acknowledge its strong connections to these two parks, and the immense contribution that parks and reserves make to the Tasmanian community. For more information on the centenary and events visit the special centenary website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary
Contact: James Billing
Phone: 0438 399 989