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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Other Reserves

Visitor's Guide to Tasmania's Reserves

Reserves

In addition to 19 national parks, the Parks and Wildlife Service manages over 800 other reserves within the State. These reserves offer a wide range of opportunities for visitors, from extended bushland walks to coastal camping, cave tours to easy walks to scenic waterfalls. Many reserves protect rare or endangered species of plants and animals and play an important role in maintaining the diversity of Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage.

National park fees do not apply to these reserves. Dogs and other pets are not allowed in most reserves. The listing below represents just a small sample of the more popular reserves. For a full description of the various categories of reserves, see our full listing.

Most reserves do not have rubbish bins or rubbish removal services. Please plan to carry your rubbish away with you at the end of your visit.

Image Map of Reserve Locations

Conservation Areas

Image map of reserve locations

Nature Reserves

Nature Recreation Areas

State Reserves

Game Reserves


For details of other reserves and parks in Tasmania, see the web site of the relevant managing authority: