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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

Tasmanian Trail

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The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south. It has a length of 480 kilometres.

The Trail is intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Therefore it differs from other trails that have usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted in use.

The trail links up existing forestry roads and fire trails, country roads and occasionally crosses private land. Up to 90% of the Trail is on some form of made road or track.

It passes through a wide range of environments including some of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Tasmania. Through forests and farmlands, across highland plateaus and past the buildings and bridges of some of Australia's oldest towns, the Tasmanian Trail provides a journey rich in cultural and natural heritage.

The Tasmanian Trail experience aims to reach audiences not catered for in national parks or other reserves. It often passes through small towns, allowing travellers to use as little or as much of the Trail as they like and to take advantage of more upmarket accommodation. It offers a variety of experiences for all - from the most enthusiastic long-distance traveller seeking a challenge to those interested in a shorter, more relaxing excursion.

The Tasmanian Trail Association is a non profit, state-wide, incorporated body with a specific charter to promote and manage the Trail in partnership with government and private landowners.

Full details of the Trail are available on the Tasmanian Trail web site.