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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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.