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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

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the managment plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.


The Tasman National Park Management Plan 2017 took effect on October 4,  and now enables the consideration of helicopter access to Tasman Island for recreational and tourism purposes - providing the opportunity for more people to visit and enjoy the region.


Through the EOI process, Tasmanian operator Rotor Lift Aviation has put forward a proposal to fly tourists to the spectacular 120 hectare island.


The plan now allows commercial helicopter landings, however this activity will require Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) approval through a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA).


This is to ensure that proposed activities are environmentally, socially and economically acceptable.


Subject to a detailed RAA process which includes looking at flight path and frequency, impacts to wildlife, protection of biosecurity and minimising potential impacts on other park visitors, PWS will now work with Rotor Lift Aviation on a trial.