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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.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.More

Parks and Wildlife Service in tourism awards

15/10/2018

Two key Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) enterprises have been listed as finalists in this year’s Tasmanian Tourism Awards.


The Three Capes Track is a finalist in the Ecotourism category and the Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program is a finalist in the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category.


The Three Capes Track is already a multi-award winning four-day walk that has captured the world’s attention and is a major drawcard for the increasing number of local and visiting walkers who want a world class experience in our unrivalled wilderness.


The Three Capes Track won the Gustav's Award for New Tourism Business at the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Awards and also won the same category at the Australian Tourism Awards.


PWS’s Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Program builds on the award-winning Discovery Ranger Program and the Working On Country Aboriginal Trainee Program by delivering a unique experience for visitors to Tasmania’s stunning parks and reserves. Aboriginal Rangers share and practice their culture on country, engaging visitors and creating an important connection to place through tourism.


Congratulations are also extended to the wukalina Walk, which was announced as a finalist for the Gustav’s award for New Tourism Businesses. The wukalina Walk is owned and operated by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania with support from the Tasmanian Government and provides a guided cultural experience for guests in the magnificent Mount William National Park.


The annual Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania on behalf of the tourism industry, recognise outstanding achievement across all sectors of the tourism industry in Tasmania.


It is a fantastic endorsement to see these PWS experiences recognised as finalists for the tourism industry’s premier awards event. Congratulations must also go out to all our tourism partners who were announced as finalists.


The award winners will be announced at the Tourism Awards Gala Dinner on 9 November 2018.