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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

Tourism

The Tasmanian Government’s policy of ‘unlocking our national parks’ with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.

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.

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.

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

Latest News

Lake Malbena decision appealed to Full Court

TWS and TNPA have filed an appeal against the 6 July 2020 decision by Tasmania’s Supreme Court relating to helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Lake Malbena. They will be arguing that the Court made a number of legal errors in reaching its decision.

  • Halls Island, Lake Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

Supreme Court appeal of Lake Malbena decision

BAD NEWS! The Supreme Court’s decision on the appeal by The Wilderness Society and ourselves, against the Planning Tribunal decision regarding the Lake Malbena development proposal, was handed down on 13th July. Neither of our grounds of appeal succeeded.

Lake Rodway Commercial Hut Proposal

The proposal for a commercial hut (lodge) at Lake Rodway, below Cradle Mountain, has now reached the detailed planning stage. We are opposed to this proposal on the grounds of impacts on the natural environment and the experience of other users of the area, but in the event that the proposal proceeds, the hut and the proliferation of other facilities should be redesigned to minimise its footprint.

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Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001

ABN 38 875 435 295