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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


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!


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


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

3. Lake Barrington Nature Recreation Area

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Take B19 and B14 from Devonport to Sheffield, and then follow the signs to the rowing course.

Picturesque Lake Barrington lies in the Forth River valley, approximately 45 minutes from Devonport. This reserve is ideal for a range of water-based activities, including rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. Adjacent to the lake, there is an accessible picnic area with sheltered tables and BBQs, and accessible toilets nearby. There is a kiosk which operates on weekends throughout summer and during major sporting events.