Our Latest News

Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Trail Users Code of Conduct

Respect reserve users


  • Keep to the left and be cautious at corners, blind spots, and when approaching other users.
  • Slow your speed when passing, and make sure other users are aware of you.
  • Pedestrians have right of way over mountain bikers.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times and not disturb other users.


Minimise environmental impacts

  • Take all litter with you.
  • Keep wildlife wild. Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Respect Aboriginal and other sites of cultural significance.
  • Ensure footwear and bikes are clean before you enter the reserve to avoid the spread of Phytophthora and other soil-borne diseases and weeds.


Stay on designated tracks on durable surfaces

  • Do not widen tracks and avoid riding muddy tracks.
  • Please comply with all signage.
  • Know the reserve boundaries – stay off private land.


Take responsibility for your own safety

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Dress appropriately and carry appropriate safety gear for your activity.
  • Carry a mobile phone.
  • Know your ability.