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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island


Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.More

Background Notes 2b

2b Planning for a safe trip in the outdoors

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Decide where you are going and when. Research what the weather could be like and what you will need to take with you.

For walks, make sure you:

  • tell people your plans and exactly what tracks you intend to follow.
  • tell them when they can expect you back.
  • ensure you have all the safety equipment you will need.
  • remember to boil water – drinking unboiled water may cause a stomach upset.
  • carry all your rubbish back with you.

Tasmania is subject to complicated weather patterns. In most areas rain, sunshine, wind and calm may be experienced in the same day. In the highlands it may change from balmy sunshine to blizzard conditions within minutes. Being properly prepared is the key to enjoyment in the outdoors.

Going Further

Before You Walk - Tasmania's Essential Bushwalking Guide

Our guide to walking safely and softly in Tasmania's wilderness

Why do we have fuel stove only areas?

Our background notes on fuel stove only areas