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Call for bilingual rangers to welcome Asian visitors


After a successful trial last year, the Parks and Wildlife Service is increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian visitors.More

Comment sought on altering the management plan for Tasman National Park


The State Government is seeking public opinion on the next step to make it easier for tourists and Tasmanians to access and enjoy our natural assets.More

East Coast Whale Trail opened


Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.More

Other Reserves

Visitor's Guide to Tasmania's Reserves


In addition to 19 national parks, the Parks and Wildlife Service manages over 800 other reserves within the State. These reserves offer a wide range of opportunities for visitors, from extended bushland walks to coastal camping, cave tours to easy walks to scenic waterfalls. Many reserves protect rare or endangered species of plants and animals and play an important role in maintaining the diversity of Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage.

National park fees do not apply to these reserves. Dogs and other pets are not allowed in most reserves. The listing below represents just a small sample of the more popular reserves. For a full description of the various categories of reserves, see our full listing.

Most reserves do not have rubbish bins or rubbish removal services. Please plan to carry your rubbish away with you at the end of your visit.

Image Map of Reserve Locations

Conservation Areas

Image map of reserve locations

Nature Reserves

Nature Recreation Areas

State Reserves

Game Reserves

For details of other reserves and parks in Tasmania, see the web site of the relevant managing authority: