Our Latest News

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

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

Recreation

  • Before you walk

    Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

    Tasmania's essential bushwalking guide and trip planner - a guide to all you need to know, all you need to do and all you need to take when planning a walk in Tasmania's wilderness.

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    Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit.

  • Personal Locator Beacon

    Hire of Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)

    Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBS) are available to hire for recreation use.

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    Great Walks

    From day walks to multi-day hikes, see our comprehensive information on the best bushwalks or make Overland Track bookings.

  • Parks Walks

    Healthy Parks, Healthy People

    The Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach that acknowledges the integral link between nature and human health.

  • Camping at Freycinet

    Camping and Cabin Fee Information

    A guide to camping sites, cabin fees and caravaning in our national parks and reserves.

  • Four Wheel Driving

  • Disabled Access

    Disabled Access

    Parks for all people - a guide to disabled access to Tasmania's National Parks and Reserves.

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    Other Activities

    Information on boating, kayaking, rafting, four wheel driving, all terrain vechicles and trail bikes, mountain biking and fishing.