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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

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.