Walkers at Marions Lookout, Cradle Mountain.
Marions Lookout at Cradle Mountain (photograph: Andrew Englisch)

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Leave No Trace - Prepare for muddy boots

Multiple walking tracks across the state have been damaged due to continued high rainfall and flood events. Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) are reporting a lot of water logged tracks in the Freycinet National Park and surrounds.

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50 years on: Original Maria Island Ranger shares his memories

Fifty years ago, Maria Island was declared a National Park. Today, it is one of our premier visitor destinations and a place of natural and historical significance for Tasmania. To mark the 50-year anniversary, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service caught up with Rex Gatenby, who was the first Ranger on the island.

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Overland Track huts and Walls of Jerusalem upgrades unveiled

Two major projects to increase the capacity and amenity of walker huts in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and upgrades to the recreational amenity at the Walls of Jerusalem National Park are now officially complete.

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