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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Visitor Research and Statistics

National Parks and Reserves Attendance

photo of ranger collecting statistics stats

Visitor Statistics

Tasmania's national parks and reserves and the many recreational opportunities they provide are a major drawcard for visitors from Tasmania, the Australian mainland and overseas.

The collation of visitor statistics plays a major role in the management of these important resources. An understanding of patterns of use allows managers to make informed decisions about providing facilities to enhance visitor enjoyment and safety, as well as ensuring the protection of the natural and cultural values for which the parks and reserves were created.

The following visitor statistics are available:

Visitors to National Parks - Financial Year

Walkers on the Overland Track - Financial Year

Walkers on tracks in selected national parks and reserves

Disclaimer: This information was created by the Parks and Wildlife Service for its own purposes. This information was created via surveys or other estimating procedures. While care has been taken to ensure the information is correct and accurate as possible, these results should be used for general information and should not be treated as perfect or exact. Therefore, the Parks and Wildlife Service does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use of any material contained in this report. The Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of this material for their purposes. This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Other Visitor Research

Further information on the range of visitors to Tasmania in general is available from Tourism Tasmania at http://www.tourismtasmania.com.au/research