The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA) means different things to different people. For some, just knowing it is there brings a vicarious joy. Others, seeking to escape from an increasingly artificial urban world, find solace within the silent grandeur of its mountains. Yet others enjoy the area as a magnificent backdrop to outdoor recreation activities
, such as bushwalking, rock climbing or rafting. Many people just enjoy an easy stroll along one of the many fine short walks.
Enjoying the WHA
For all people who visit the Tasmanian Wilderness there is the opportunity to be deeply touched by the experience. The values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area extend far beyond those that led to its listing as a World Heritage Site, for its values extend far beyond those that can be assessed in words.
For all who visit the WHA, there is the responsibility to ensure that your impact upon the wilderness does not destroy the very values for which the area was listed and which draw you here. During your visit, there are a number of ways you can minimise your impact and ensure that you do not contribute to the threats facing the area.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan provides the long term strategy for the management of the WHA. It will provide the framework to ensure that the WHA continues to inspire future generations. Visit our Management Matters pages for further details and to download a copy of the latest management plan.