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Cockle Creek bridge update

12/08/2014

Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek. The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.More

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

National Parks

Visitors Guide to Tasmania's National Parks

Southwest* Wild Rivers* Lake St Clair Cradle Mountain Savage River Rocky Cape Narawntapu Mole Creek Karst* Walls of Jerusalem* Mt Field Hartz Mountains South Bruny Tasman Maria Island Freycinet Douglas-Apsley Ben Lomond Mt William Strzelecki Kent Group

Tasmania's outstanding national park system offers visitors a wide choice of opportunities to discover spectacular landscapes, from highlands carved by glaciers to quiet, solitary beaches; from cool, silent rainforests to colourful, alpine wilderness wildflowers. Tasmania's 19 national parks encompass a diversity of unspoiled habitats and ecosystems which offer refuge to unique, and often ancient, plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

There is a park for every season, and a park for every person. Discover the natural and cultural values they protect and the enjoyment they offer with our online Visitors Guides (click on the national park you would like to find out more about) or read the official guide to Tasmania's national parks and reserves Visitors Guide to National Parks and Reserves [PDF 12.9MB].

Please note:

  • entry fees apply for entry into national parks,
  • dogs and other pets are not allowed in national parks.
  • many areas in Tasmania's national parks do not have rubbish bins available. Please be prepared to carry your rubbish back out of the park at the end of your stay.

Image map of national parks Ben Lomond
Dolerite cliffs and a stark alpine plateau.

Cradle Mountain*^
Tasmania’s iconic wilderness destination.

Douglas-Apsley
Protects rich and diverse dry sclerophyll forests.

Freycinet

The jewel of Tasmania’s stunning coastline.

Hartz Mountains*
Mountain walks and wildflowers.

Kent Group
The Kent Group is as beautiful as it is remote.

Lake St Clair*^
A wilderness carved by glaciers. 

Maria Island
A tranquil island with a unique heritage.

Mole Creek Karst*

A network of sparkling limestone caves.

Mt Field
Tall trees, waterfalls and alpine tarns.

Mt William
Long lonely beaches, rich wildlife and plant life.

Narawntapu

Untouched beaches and abundant wildlife.

Rocky Cape
Aboriginal heritage, shipwrecks and more.

Savage River
A remote, wilderness park of temperate rainforest.

South Bruny
Spectacular coastal scenery.

Southwest*
The heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.

Strzelecki
Home of rare flora and fauna on Flinders Island.

Tasman
Spectacular sea-cliffs, pristine beaches and coastal walks..

Walls of Jerusalem*
Rich alpine flora set among rugged mountains.

Wild Rivers*
Dramatic peaks, rainforest, wild rivers and gorges.

* These parks form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

^ Part of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park.