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Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.More

Replacement of facilities at Lake Tahune

21/11/2016

A tender has been advertised for the demolition and replacement of the hut and toilet facilities at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap walking track.More

Disabled Access

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Disabled access at Russell Falls

Wheelchairs are welcome at Tasmania's
most beautiful waterfall, Russell Falls

These web pages identify and describe a selected range of national parks and reserves around Tasmania that offer the best, and most accessible, facilities and recreational opportunities for people who are mobility impaired. The information within these web pages may be useful to a broad range of people, including the physically disabled (particularly wheelchair users), the visually impaired, the elderly, the infirm, and parents with prams or strollers.

Our table provides an accessibility rating for a range of facilities at each location, and the map shows where the national parks and reserves can be found.

Use the drop-down menu above to access descriptions of the facilities and recreational opportunities at each of the selected national parks and reserves.

Please note that a TrailRider (all-terrain wheelchair) is available at Cradle Mountain for visitors with impaired mobility. The TrailRider can be used on a range of designated walking tracks that are not accessible to conventional wheelchairs. A minimum of two reasonably fit operators are required to assist the rider on easier graded walks, with more needed for difficult tracks. The TrailRider is available for free hire, though bookings need to be made 7 days in advance. For all bookings and enquiries please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre on (03) 64 921 110 or cradle@parks.tas.gov.au

There are many other national parks and reserves within Tasmania that offer varying facilities and recreational opportunities for the mobility impaired that were not able to be included in these web pages. For more information on the national parks and reserves featured, plus many others, please contact us.

This information is also available for download as a full colour brochure in PDF format. Graphics have been reduced in order to limit file size. Download now [PDF 834 Kb].

Seeing Eye Dogs

Seeing eye dogs are allowed to accompany their handlers into any national park or reserve in Tasmania. If possible, Parks and Wildlife Service staff should be advised of the dog’s presence on entry.