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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.

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


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.

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


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

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


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

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


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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Latest News

Tasmanian state election update

Wondering where the major political parties stand when it comes to protecting Tasmania's national parks ahead of the 2018 state election? Read our latest assessment.

  • TNPA walkers on South Wellington. Photo: Catharine Errey

Autumn Walks program 2018

Our annual Autumn Walks program is out for 2018, offering experiences to suit all levels of ability and experience.

  • Surveyors Cove hut, Three Capes Track, the largest infrastructure complex ever built in a remote Tasmanian park. Photo: Rob Blakers

MEDIA RELEASE – Manifesto for State Election 2018

The TNPA calls for an immediate end to the call for Expressions of Interest for Tourism Opportunities on Reserved Land, a statutory, open and transparent process to control development on reserved land, and additional funding for reserve management to address the chronic under-funding of the Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Management Trust.

Get in Touch

Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001