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Explore Three Capes this August


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again


Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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Background notes 3a

3a Rules for park visitors

  • rock

    All animals, birds, plants, historic buildings and objects, even rocks and soil are protected in national parks. That means you can’t harm them and you must leave them where you found them.

  • plant

    Resist the temptation to pick wildflowers as they are protected too.

  • Pets need to be left at home. You are much more likely to see a native animal if there are no domestic pets present.

  • Report all feral animals in parks. Domestic animals gone wild endanger the survival of native animals. If fox populations become established in Tasmania, they will devastate wildlife and create a huge cost to farmers. We need to eradicate foxes from Tasmania. Report all fox sightings immediately to 1300 FOXOUT.

  • Feral cats are a particular problem in bushland and national parks. Cats are efficient hunters and killers and can devastate populations of local birds and small mammals. Make sure your cat is desexed and can't roam.

  • Leave dead trees standing. Dead trees and hollow logs are homes and shelters to insects, birds, mammals and reptiles. Cutting them down for firewood destroys homes for wildlife. You are not allowed to take firewood from reserves or national parks.

  • Don’t feed the wildlife. Wild animals are not designed to eat human food. It can cause disease as well and many other problems.

  • Please stay on the walking tracks – they help to protect the environment.

  • stove

    Fire restrictions apply in many parks. Please check before lighting or planning to light any fires. Many parks are fuel stove only.

  • rubbish

    Take all litter home with you, both yours and any other rubbish you might find.

  • If you are walking, especially overnight, ensure you the walk suits your group's ability and that the group is carrying all the safety equipment that may be needed.