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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Ben Lomond winter access


The Parks and Wildlife Service has streamlined the purchase of parks passes as part of preparations for the annual influx of winter sports enthusiasts at Ben Lomond National Park.

Visitors are advised that the entry booth is no longer operating.  Day (24 hour) passes are available from; the Ben Lomond Creek Inn, from self-registration boxes at the entry station prior to the Carr Villa Road turnoff, at the information booth adjacent to the Legg Tor Public Shelter, and from the PWS Online Shop here.

Annual parks passes can only be purchased prior to arrival from Service Tasmania shops, PWS visitor centres and from the PWS Online Shop.

Motorists travelling to Ben Lomond are reminded that it is compulsory to carry chains from June to September. Conditions on the mountain change very quickly and motorists arriving in fine weather can face a dangerous descent on Jacobs Ladder.

It’s important that visitors drive to conditions, carry chains and fit the chains where directed by signage or PWS staff. The requirement for chains includes both two-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Snow conditions are available through the Ben Lomond Snow Sports Facebook page, or at www.ski.com.au  The Ben Lomond ‘snow cam’ is operated by www.ski.com.au. Radio and TV ski conditions reports for Ben Lomond will begin once there is enough snow for the lifts to operate.

More information about visiting Ben Lomond during winter is available here

Ben Lomond winter access

One of the new self-registration booths at Ben Lomond National Park.

Ben Lomond winter access

New signage advises of changes to operations at Ben Lomond.