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FAQs

Question:
Can I camp in State forest?

Answer:
Generally camping and campervans are welcome in forest areas. No fees or bookings apply but be considerate of other users.
Refer to Camping for more information.



Question:
Am I able to access areas with locked gates?

Answer:
Some roads in State forest have locked boom gates for safety reasons. Access may be given on application to the local district office. Registration and deposits do apply on temporary key loans.



Question:
Does Forestry Tasmania have a free book on Tasmanian trees?

Answer:
We do not have a specific publication but there is a series of 16 common and special species information sheets on this site.
Refer to Tasmania Timbers for more information on Tasmanian timbers.



Question:
Do I need to have a registered trail bike to ride in State forest?

Answer:
Yes, either full road registration or restricted registration for those areas nominated in the R.A.T. Booklet. All riders and drivers of vehicles must hold a current licence.
Refer to Activity/Recreational Vehicles for more information.



Question:
Can I get detailed information and maps showing current roading and access to walking tracks?

Answer:
The relevant Forestry Tasmania District office can help you with information on walks, signage and a map of the area you are interested in if it is not included in our brochures.
We recommend detailed 1:25 000 TASMAPS from outdoor shops, bookstores and Service Tasmania outlets for longer bushwalks.



Question:
We would like to go on a forest tour, do you conduct any?

Answer:
There are no formal guided tours at present but we encourage people to take advantage of our self-drive tours in State forests.



Question:
Can I take my dog into State forest areas?

Answer:
Yes you may take your pet with you, as long as you keep it under control and take into consideration other forest users.



Question:
Where can I go 4Wdriving?

Answer:
In most areas of State Forest, although you must keep to formed roads and fire trails, no off roading is allowed.

Refer to Activity/Recreational Vehicles for more information.


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