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Our Work

The Tasmanian National Parks Association (TNPA) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to the protection of Tasmania’s national parks and reserved lands. We aim to give park users a voice and involve the community in matters affecting these important and invaluable areas.

We seek to preserve and expand Tasmania’s national park system, and to ensure appropriate management of their natural and cultural values in the long term interests of conservation.

What We Do
The Pelion Plains in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Part of the iconic Overland Track. Photo: Grant Dixon

World Heritage

World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but threats to the wild character and integrity of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area persist.

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Waterfall Valley, Cradle Mountain - Lk S Clair National Park. Photo: Gaant Dixon

Planning

The Tasmanian Government’s ongoing changes to planning legislation and processes further reduce the already limited opportunities for public scrutiny of proposed developments in national parks and reserves.

WHY PLANNING MATTERS

Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Management

Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Western Arthur Range in the Southwest National Park. Photo: Geoff Dixon

Wilderness

The protection of wild character and the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.

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Bushwalker above Lake Judd, Southwest National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Recreation

There is a long history of attempts to achieve environmentally-sustainable management of Tasmanian walking tracks and their use by walkers.

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Donate

Donate to the Tasmanian National Parks Association today and help us drive better parks management.

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Latest News

  • Lake Geeves, Eastern Arthur Range, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

The Geeves Effect – another attack on wilderness

The Geeves Effect is based around a proposal to construct a high grade walking track and associated accommodation in the vicinity of the iconic Federation Peak, within the wildest part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cradle Mountain Master Plan

In its haste to get work started on new facilities at Cradle Mountain, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is minimising public scrutiny and allowing some of the tourism industry’s inappropriate ideas.

Get in Touch

Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001