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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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Northern Region

The Northern Region has responsibility for an area bounded by the Mersey River to the west, the far northeast coast of Tasmania, south to Coles Bay and in the west, the Central Plateau Conservation Area. It also includes the islands of the Furneaux and Kent groups.

Major reserves of the Northern Region include the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Central Plateau Conservation Area, Trevallyn State Reserve, Ben Lomond National Park, Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, Tamar Conservation Area, Mole Creek Karst National Park, Narawntapu National Park, Freycinet National Park, Douglas Apsley, Mt William, Strzelecki and the Kent Group National Park.