Our Latest News

Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.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.