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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

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

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

Ben Lomond winter access

04/07/2014

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.