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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

National Parks

Visitors Guide to Tasmania's National Parks

Southwest* Wild Rivers* Lake St Clair Cradle Mountain Savage River Rocky Cape Narawntapu Mole Creek Karst* Walls of Jerusalem* Mt Field Hartz Mountains South Bruny Tasman Maria Island Freycinet Douglas-Apsley Ben Lomond Mt William Strzelecki Kent Group
Entry to all national parks will be FREE* on:
 
27 - 29 August (our centenary weekend)
24 September – 9 October (Tasmanian school holiday period)
 
This means you will not be required to have a valid national parks pass when visiting any of the 19 national parks during the free entry period.
 
So why not celebrate 100 years of national parks in Tasmania and reconnect with nature!
 
If you have any queries please contact 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) or email parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au

*Details regarding the free entry period are outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 119KB) document.

Tasmania's outstanding national park system offers visitors a wide choice of opportunities to discover spectacular landscapes, from highlands carved by glaciers to quiet, solitary beaches; from cool, silent rainforests to colourful, alpine wilderness wildflowers. Tasmania's 19 national parks encompass a diversity of unspoiled habitats and ecosystems which offer refuge to unique, and often ancient, plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

There is a park for every season, and a park for every person. Discover the natural and cultural values they protect and the enjoyment they offer with our online Visitors Guides (click on the national park you would like to find out more about) or read the official guide to Tasmania's national parks and reserves Visitors Guide to National Parks and Reserves [PDF 12.9MB].

Please note:

  • entry fees apply for entry into national parks,
  • dogs and other pets are not allowed in national parks.
  • many areas in Tasmania's national parks do not have rubbish bins available. Please be prepared to carry your rubbish back out of the park at the end of your stay.

Image map of national parks Ben Lomond
Dolerite cliffs and a stark alpine plateau.

Cradle Mountain*^
Tasmania’s iconic wilderness destination.

Douglas-Apsley
Protects rich and diverse dry sclerophyll forests.

Freycinet

The jewel of Tasmania’s stunning coastline.

Hartz Mountains*
Mountain walks and wildflowers.

Kent Group
The Kent Group is as beautiful as it is remote.

Lake St Clair*^
A wilderness carved by glaciers. 

Maria Island
A tranquil island with a unique heritage.

Mole Creek Karst*

A network of sparkling limestone caves.

Mt Field
Tall trees, waterfalls and alpine tarns.

Mt William
Long lonely beaches, rich wildlife and plant life.

Narawntapu

Untouched beaches and abundant wildlife.

Rocky Cape
Aboriginal heritage, shipwrecks and more.

Savage River
A remote, wilderness park of temperate rainforest.

South Bruny
Spectacular coastal scenery.

Southwest*
The heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.

Strzelecki
Home of rare flora and fauna on Flinders Island.

Tasman
Spectacular sea-cliffs, pristine beaches and coastal walks..

Walls of Jerusalem*
Rich alpine flora set among rugged mountains.

Wild Rivers*
Dramatic peaks, rainforest, wild rivers and gorges.

* These parks form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

^ Part of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park.