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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

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.