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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.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

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.