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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

Introduction

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(Photo by Peter Grant)

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential. Anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas should watch our video (also available with Mandarin subtitles) on the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience, and review the information on the following pages.


This is the essential guide to wilderness survival in Tasmania - both your survival in the wilderness and the survival of the wilderness as you walk through it. If Tasmania's national parks and reserves are to remain some of the world's great bushwalking areas a lot depends on you!

The information is aimed at bushwalkers (hikers) who intend to camp out overnight. It won't tell you everything you'll need to know but it will tell you the basics - what to take, what situations you'll need to be prepared for and where to go for more detailed information.

This information is also available inĀ Chinese:



Contents

All the above information is also available as a PDF for download and printing (PDF 1680 Kb)