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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

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.


Experiences for viewing native wildlife in their natural habitat are a key part of Tasmania’s tourism appeal and the new platform will reduce the impacts on the penguins by protecting nesting habitat as well as providing a better experience for visitors to the site.


The raised platform, which is suitable for wheelchair access, will provide an incredible viewing experience on the foreshore, immediately below The Nut.


Students from Stanley Primary School have contributed to the project by constructing penguin nest boxes, which are to be placed on site. This work was done as part of the Parks and Wildlife Service’s WildSC'OOL initiative.


The $300,000 penguin viewing platform project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks Future-Proofing our Icons initiative and is part of a raft of improvements at the site. Construction of the platform was undertaken by local company, AJR Construct.


Further works to be completed at the Nut State Reserve include the installation of environmental lighting on the penguin-viewing platform, improved circulation and parking for vehicles and upgraded infrastructure including new toilets and signage.