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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Access to Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Walking Tracks

By Private Vehicle

Many visitors to Tasmania use their own vehicle to reach the many parks, reserves and walking tracks throughout the State. The Spirit of Tasmania ferries offer visitors substantial rebates on the cost of bring a private vehicle from Melbourne to Devonport on Tasmania's north coast.

For further details on fares or to make a booking go to the website www.spiritoftasmania.com.au.

Hire Car

A popular alternative to using your own vehicle is to hire a car or campervan. Many national parks and reserves offer facilities for campervans and caravans. There are many companies offering car and campervan hire. See the Tourism Tasmania web site at www.discovertasmania.com for details.

By Taxi

Taxis can also be used, although may be expensive for longer trips. The Dover Taxi Co. does trips from Dover or Huonville to Cockle Creek and Hastings return.

By Bus

There are a number of companies which run transport services throughout the State, others which operate only in certain regions. Their services allow walkers to reach the start of many of our popular walking tracks. Some operators offer regular services, while others offer charters. Contact the operator for details of the services they provide:

By Air

Some of Tasmania's national parks and walking tracks can be accessed by light aircraft. Please contact the operators below for details of the services they provide:

Tours

Many visitors prefer to join an organised tour to discover the unique national parks that Tasmania is so famous for. See the Tourism Tasmania web site at www.discovertasmania.com for details.