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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Sarah Island

Virtual Visit

Take a look around the convict settlement at Sarah Island as it was in the early 19th Century...

South-west view of the Island (National Library of Australia)
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Today, it is difficult to imagine that Sarah Island once looked like this. Barely a tree was left standing on the island, yet today magnificent blackwoods and other species have taken hold.