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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Tasmanian Trail

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The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south. It has a length of 480 kilometres.

The Trail is intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Therefore it differs from other trails that have usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted in use.

The trail links up existing forestry roads and fire trails, country roads and occasionally crosses private land. Up to 90% of the Trail is on some form of made road or track.

It passes through a wide range of environments including some of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Tasmania. Through forests and farmlands, across highland plateaus and past the buildings and bridges of some of Australia's oldest towns, the Tasmanian Trail provides a journey rich in cultural and natural heritage.

The Tasmanian Trail experience aims to reach audiences not catered for in national parks or other reserves. It often passes through small towns, allowing travellers to use as little or as much of the Trail as they like and to take advantage of more upmarket accommodation. It offers a variety of experiences for all - from the most enthusiastic long-distance traveller seeking a challenge to those interested in a shorter, more relaxing excursion.

The Tasmanian Trail Association is a non profit, state-wide, incorporated body with a specific charter to promote and manage the Trail in partnership with government and private landowners.

Full details of the Trail are available on the Tasmanian Trail web site.