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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.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.