Our Latest News

Call for volunteer caretakers for Maatsuyker Island

09/12/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking volunteer caretakers for the coming two years on the remote and spectacular Maatsuyker Island in Tasmania's south-west.More

Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.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.