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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

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.


The House, open to the public for the first time, provides visitors to Richmond Gaol a further insight into our rich history.


The $200,000 project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program and was part of a series of works undertaken at the heritage site.


The restoration of the Gaoler’s House included major structural work, stripping out modern-day fittings and renovations, and exposing sections of historic wall surfaces and coverings.


The Richmond Gaol Historic Site is one of the oldest intact convict sites in Australia. Between 1825 and 1861 it operated as a place of confinement for short-term prisoners and those undergoing judicial punishment, as well as temporarily housing convicts moving through the Richmond District.