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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

22. Tamar Island Wetland Reserve

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves  

Take the West Tamar Hwy (A7) about 10 minutes north from Launceston. Signs indicate the turnoff to the reserve.

Tamar Island Wetland Reserve offers excellent opportunities for viewing the many mammals and birds which inhabit this unique wetland environment. The visitor centre at the entrance is fully accessible, as are its toilets. The wide, wheelchair accessible, boardwalked track starts from the visitor centre and extends across the wetlands to Tamar Island. At 1.5 km each way, it may be too long for some people, but it is worth doing a partial section. There are picnic tables and sheltered BBQs on the island, as well as accessible toilets, although wheelchair users may require assistance with the natural tracks on the island.