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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

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.

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: