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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

Experience national parks through art


Arts  in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between theTasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.

The program provides an opportunity for artists to live, work and be inspired by Tasmania's natural beauty and stunning wilderness locations.

Minister for Parks, Matthew Groom, said it was particularly relevant this year as we also celebrate 100 years since the State's first, and most loved parks, Mount Field and Freycinet, were reserved.

"This program highlights that our parks and reserves not only contribute to the State's economy, society, environment and overall identity, they are also places of inspiration, providing an environment where there is time for reflection and creativity," Mr Groom said.

Minister for the Arts, Vanessa Goodwin, said the success of the program could be seen in four art exhibitions called Arts in Parks, that are located in parks around the State.

"Arts in Parks will return artwork created during the residency program back to its place of inspiration and provide visitors to the parks with an opportunity to view an artist's interpretation of the natural environment," Ms Goodwin said.

"Free entry to national parks during the September/October school holidays will provide an added incentive for Tasmanians to experience these impressive installations," Mr Groom added.

The four exhibitions can be viewed until March 2017 at: Bruny Island Lighthouse Museum, Trailside Museum at Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair Visitor Centre and the chapel on Maria Island.

Or view the artworks at an online exhibition at www.tasmanianartsguide.com.au