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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.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.