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Fire advice for the February long weekend

07/02/2014

Campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that may apply in parks and reserves as we head into a long weekend at the peak of the fire season.More

Maria Island ferry operator sought

07/02/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.More

DVDs celebrate the Arthur-Pieman

03/02/2014

A suite of three DVDs produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) promotes the sustainable use of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, its rich Aboriginal heritage and the passion of the people who live and work there.More

Great Walks

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities. The island offers walking experiences for all - from short strolls to challenging wilderness treks. The walks cover a diverse array of environments, from ancient rainforests and empty, white-sand beaches to inspiring overnight walks through Australia's most mountainous landscapes.

This is the complete guide for those who wish to bushwalk, hike, tramp, tiptoe, trot, traipse, meander, prance, amble, march or mosey through the remarkable national parks and reserves of Tasmania! 

Before You Walk

Tasmania's essential bushwalking guide and trip planner - a guide to all you need to know, all you need to do and all you need to take when planning a walk in Tasmania's wilderness.

Great Bushwalks

These guides to our multiday bushwalks provide the latest details on Tasmania's most famous and popular walking tracks, such as the Overland Track.

Three Capes Track Project

The Parks and Wildlife Service’s largest and most ambitious track project, the Three Capes Track, will develop Australia’s premier coastal walk, taking in the stunning sea cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula, including Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy.

60 Great Short Walks

The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's walking (hiking) opportunities, ranging from a few minutes to all day.

Bushwalker's Weather Forecast

Before setting out, be sure to check out the Bushwalker's Weather Forecast - it is essential that walkers are well equipped for the weather conditions they may encounter.

Hire of Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)

Personal Locator Beacons are available to hire for recreation use.