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Eco-tourism projects proceed to the next stage of the EOI process


The Hodgman Liberal Government has announced that four projects will proceed to the next stage of the Expression Of Interest process.More

Improved access to Ralphs Falls


The Ralphs Falls track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks within the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, is now open to the public after repairs and upgrades.More

Providing a safe environment for penguins requires responsible dog ownership


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) suspect that dogs are responsible for six more penguin deaths at Sulphur Creek near Burnie on 1 November, bringing the total to 20 penguins killed in the area over the last seven days.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: