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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

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Cruisin' Without Bruisin'

Cruisin' Without Bruisin' - Track Guide and Code of Practice for Recreational Vehicle Users

This information has been produced for those people who love driving for recreation. It sets out a code of practice and complements the Policy for Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania.

Information is included on some of the easier, and a few of the harder, tracks in the state. The details include track standard, the relevant map, grid references, features of the trip and a contact number for further information. Guidelines are included on how recreational vehicle users can minimise their impact on the environment. If followed, this will lessen the need for restrictions and track closures. If you enjoy using these tracks, think about joining a recreational vehicle club. Contact details are listed below.

All State land management agencies support the responsible use of recreational vehicles, but you should know that most areas of Crown land have to meet other management objectives as well as recreation.

The Crusin' Without Brusin' brochure is also available as a PDF [3.8 MB]

Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles

The Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania 2005 has been prepared by the Recreational Vehicle Working Group, consisting of Four Wheel Drive Tasmania, Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Tasmania, Hydro-Electric Corporation, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Police Tasmania, Motor Accident Insurance Board, Tourism Tasmania and Sport and Recreation Tasmania.  It sets out the policy and guidelines for the use of recreational vehicles on State-owned lands and is available for download as a PDF (320 Kb).