Our Latest News

Bruny Island Quarantine Station - now open five days a week

13/10/2014

The Wildcare Inc Friends of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) are pleased to announce the Quarantine Station will be open five days a week from 10am to 4pm over the summer months.More

Strategic fuel reduction burn for Ansons Bay

08/10/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn of about 425 ha in the Ansons Bay area of Mt William National Park.More

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

07/10/2014

A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.More

Great Walks

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities. The island offers walking experiences for all - from short strolls to challenging wilderness treks. The walks cover a diverse array of environments, from ancient rainforests and empty, white-sand beaches to inspiring overnight walks through Australia's most mountainous landscapes.

This is the complete guide for those who wish to bushwalk, hike, tramp, tiptoe, trot, traipse, meander, prance, amble, march or mosey through the remarkable national parks and reserves of Tasmania! 

Before You Walk

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.

Great Bushwalks

These guides to our multiday bushwalks provide the latest details on Tasmania's most famous and popular walking tracks, such as the Overland Track.

Three Capes Track Project

The Parks and Wildlife Service’s largest and most ambitious track project, the Three Capes Track, will develop Australia’s premier coastal walk, taking in the stunning sea cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula, including Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy.

60 Great Short Walks

The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's walking (hiking) opportunities, ranging from a few minutes to all day.

Bushwalker's Weather Forecast

Before setting out, be sure to check out the Bushwalker's Weather Forecast - it is essential that walkers are well equipped for the weather conditions they may encounter.

Hire of Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)

Personal Locator Beacons are available to hire for recreation use.