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Eco-tourism projects proceed to the next stage of the EOI process


The Hodgman Liberal Government has announced that four projects will proceed to the next stage of the Expression Of Interest process.More

Improved access to Ralphs Falls


The Ralphs Falls track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks within the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, is now open to the public after repairs and upgrades.More

Providing a safe environment for penguins requires responsible dog ownership


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) suspect that dogs are responsible for six more penguin deaths at Sulphur Creek near Burnie on 1 November, bringing the total to 20 penguins killed in the area over the last seven days.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:


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.