Celebrations Planned For 100 Years Of Tasmania Parks

Celebrations Planned For 100 Years Of Tasmania Parks

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom

Parks Centenary Celebration – Parks Pass Holiday

Victor P Taffa

Tourism is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths and The Hodgman Government is a proud supporter of Tasmania’s iconic national parks which attract visitors and help strengthen our economy, Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said.

Tasmania is today celebrating 100 years of Tasmanian Parks, with the Mount Field Fagus Festival.

Mount Field and Freycinet were both reserved as national parks on 29 August 1916, and this milestone is being celebrated with a range of events for the Tasmanian community throughout this year.

These events provide an opportunity for the community to acknowledge its strong connection to these two much loved parks, and the contributions that national parks make to the Tasmanian community.

 

“Our three World Heritage Areas, 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves constitute one of the state’s most valuable assets.” Mr. Groom said.

“They underpin our flourishing tourism industry and contribute to the state’s tourism appeal, which is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths.”

“The Government has added to our parks by providing new, world class experiences such as the new Three Capes Track.”

“We’ve had a very positive response to our call for Expressions of Interest in Tasmania’s parks and we look forward to seeing these experiences being developed sustainably as they come to fruition.” Mr. Groom said.

“I look forward to celebrating the centenary throughout the rest of this year with events at Freycinet and on the West Coast in August.”

“To encourage Tasmanians to reconnect with their favourite parks and explore new experiences, there will be free entry to all national parks in the state for the September school holidays, from 24 September to 9 October.” Mr. Groom said.