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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

Four Wheel Driving

Cruisin' Without Bruisin'

Cruisin' Without Bruisin' - Track Guide and Code of Practice for Recreational Vehicle Users

This information has been produced for those people who love driving for recreation. It sets out a code of practice and complements the Policy for Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania.

Information is included on some of the easier, and a few of the harder, tracks in the state. The details include track standard, the relevant map, grid references, features of the trip and a contact number for further information. Guidelines are included on how recreational vehicle users can minimise their impact on the environment. If followed, this will lessen the need for restrictions and track closures. If you enjoy using these tracks, think about joining a recreational vehicle club. Contact details are listed below.

All State land management agencies support the responsible use of recreational vehicles, but you should know that most areas of Crown land have to meet other management objectives as well as recreation.

The Crusin' Without Brusin' brochure is also available as a PDF [3.8 MB]

Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles

The Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania 2005 has been prepared by the Recreational Vehicle Working Group, consisting of Four Wheel Drive Tasmania, Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Tasmania, Hydro-Electric Corporation, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Police Tasmania, Motor Accident Insurance Board, Tourism Tasmania and Sport and Recreation Tasmania.  It sets out the policy and guidelines for the use of recreational vehicles on State-owned lands and is available for download as a PDF (320 Kb).