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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Tasmanian Great Bushwalks Survey


Minimal Impact Bushwalking

Looking for a great overnight bushwalking experience?

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is exploring the attributes of great overnight bushwalking experiences sought by visitors and Tasmanians.

We are interested in your preferences for great overnight bushwalking experiences to refine our management and to help assess if there is demand for an additional great overnight bushwalk in Tasmania.

Please complete our questionnaire and participate in this exciting project.

The Great Bushwalk Review Project

The potential to develop more great overnight bushwalking experiences within Tasmania's spectacular parks and reserves is being explored.

The Tasmanian Walking Track Strategy and Marketing Plan was developed in 1997 with the vision for Tasmania to be a world class walking destination. The plan proposed the development of eight Great Bushwalks to be promoted and managed as key overnight walking track experiences in the State.

The Overland Track is world renowned as one of the great overnight bushwalks and is the first of Tasmania's walking tracks to be managed and promoted as a key bushwalking experience in the State.

This project will be undertaken in two stages. Stage one seeks to explore the attributes that attract walkers to overnight bushwalking experiences, and determine if there is sufficient demand for another great bushwalk. This stage will also assess supply options and scope out all issues to be explored in the second stage of the project. Stage two will examine the business case and investment required for the development of a great overnight bushwalk in Tasmania's national park and reserve system.

For further information on the Great Bushwalk Review contact Mark Poll, Visitor Services Research Officer, on (03) 6233 2548.