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     Photo: Alison Hetherington

    Photo: Alison Hetherington

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

    Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

    The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area encompasses 1.6 million hectares of Tasmanian’s southwest and central highlands. Its World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but pro-development governments mean threats to the area’s integrity and wild character persist.

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

    National Park & Reserve Management

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

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

    Tourism & Park Planning

    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.

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

    Recreation Management

    Tasmania is one on the most highly regarded bushwalking areas in Australia and there is a long history of attempts to achieve the sustainable management of walking tracks and their use by walkers.

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


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

    The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.

    Our Approach

    We reinforce public values, concerns and criticisms to policy makers and managers, while promoting conservation awareness.

    A Voice for Nature

    Our major current concern is the threat to their integrity from inappropriate tourism developments.

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