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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Savage River National Park

Activities

Savage River National Park is remote and has no visitor facilities. The national park is surrounded by the Savage River Regional Reserve, which contains a number of existing tracks which provide recreational opportunities such as bushwalking, fishing, camping, scenic four-wheel driving, rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

The absence of facilities and minimal traces of human disturbance within the national park highlights the true wilderness nature of the park.


Due to the remote and inaccessible nature of the park, recreational opportunities are limited. The minimal traces of human disturbance highlights the true wilderness nature of the park.

Self-reliant bushwalking can be pursued in the adjacent regional reserve, particularly in the south where the country is more open and more tracks exist. Walkers must be well equipped for the challenging conditions, and be aware of the vagarities of Tasmanian weather. See our web pages for details of planning a walk in Tasmanian conditions. The absence of tracks and thick vegetation limits walking opportuntities throughout much of the reserve.

The Savage River Regional Reserve and areas outside the reserve provide other recreational opportunities such as fishing, particularly in the Arthur River, which is generally more accessible. Brown trout have been released into the Arthur River and are a primary target for anglers. Camping, scenic four-wheel driving, rafting, canoeing and kayaking also occur in the area.

To the north west of the national park, there are a number of Forest Reserves, such as Julius River Forest Reserve and Milkshakes Hills Forest Reserve. These are accessible by standard vehicles, have facilities such as picnic tables and barbecues, provide a range of short walks and offer an insight into the magnificent rainforest ecosystem that comprises the Savage River National Park. Full details of access and the facilities available can be found on Forestry Tasmania's web site.