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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 Appeal

The decision in our appeal against proposed helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Lake Malbena was announced on 15 September 2021. It was a 2:1 majority decision in our favour by the full bench of the Supreme Court.

Proposed ‘Next Iconic Walk’

PWS has released the 198 page feasibility study for its ‘next iconic walk’, proposed to be constructed in the Tyndall Range. Total cost of construction is now estimated at $37 million. Surely this much money could be better spent elsewhere!

Cradle Mountain Cableway

Everybody had thought that the most preposterous aspect of the 2016 Cradle Mountain Master Plan – the cableway from the visitor centre to Dove Lake – had long been forgotten. But the nightmare is turning into reality with the Coordinator General announcing it to the annual conference of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania as a fait accompli.

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Get in Touch

Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001

ABN 38 875 435 295

The Tasmanian National Parks Association, which is concerned with the protection of the lands and waters of lutruwita (Tasmania), acknowledges the First Nation peoples of lutruwita (Tasmania) and their enduring connection to country. We pay our respects to their elders past and present. We also acknowledge that their land was taken, and sovereignty was not ceded.
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