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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

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Southern Region

The Southern Region includes the southern half of Tasmania, from Swansea on the east coast to the southern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area on the West Coast.

The region also includes The Southwest National Park, Hartz Mountains, a large proportion of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Maria Island, South Bruny Island, Mt Field and Tasman national parks. It also includes the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.