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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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Latest News

  • Walls of Jerusalem from Lk Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

Lake Malbena Tribunal Appeal

On 8-9 August, the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal heard the final two days of the Lake Malbena appeal. The Tribunal has reserved its decision.  We expect a decision mid-September.

Next Iconic Walk – How did the Tyndalls get chosen?

The environmentally-sensitive Tyndall Range has been announced as the site of Tasmania's "next iconic walk" development without any opportunity to publicly scrutinise alternatives. We also question the recreational rationale for the selection.

Sham Consultation over TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

The Tourism Master Plan appears predicated on the assumption that the TWWHA exists as a resource for the tourism industry; that it needs to be ‘marketed’ and commercial tourism operators are essential in providing an experience for visitors.

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Get in Touch

Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001