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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

Walking Track Classification Policy

The full version of the Walking Track Classification Policy can be downloaded as a PDF file (667 Kb).

Summary

Track classification schemes are management frameworks for specifying the levels and standards of development and infrastructure that are appropriate on walking tracks. Such schemes typically delineate limits for development – for example specifying acceptable widths for nature trails and high-grade tracks, but may also include criteria such as recommended party sizes or publicity. This policy details the PWS Walking Track Classification System, and describes its relationship to other extant track classification schemes, lists the elements of each scheme and clarifies the context in which they are most appropriately used. The policy also clarifies the guidelines for the use of safety barriers on all walking tracks.