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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.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 and the Three Capes Track.

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.