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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.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).