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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

Maria Island

Virtual Visit

You are about to arrive at Maria Island. The year is 1927. Take a look around...

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Maria Island and the Cement Works 1927. (Parks and Wildlife Service)
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Virtual Tours

Arriving at Maria Island today is a totally different experience to what it would have been when the cement works were in operation. Can you imagine what it would have been like arriving in the 1820s, when the island was a penal settlement?