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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


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!


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


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

Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened


The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.

The reserve, in Tasmania’s North-West, has been closed for nearly two years due to extensive damage from wildfires that tore through the the area in 2016.

The fires badly damaged the reserve’s tall eucalypt forest, as well as the visitor infrastructure at the site.

Around $370,000 has been spent in restoration at Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve, with extensive works undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service during this period. 

Works included clearing fallen timber, management of dangerous trees, resurfacing the access road, re-roofing the picnic shelter, and restoring and improving the reserve’s walking tracks.

Damage to the Forest Nature and Summit walking tracks has been repaired and 700m of new track has been built to avoid areas of the forest most badly affected by the fires.

While the evidence of the fire is still apparent at the reserve in the form of fire-blackened eucalypts and the many fallen trees, there is also extensive new growth – a testament to the resilience of nature.