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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

11. Hastings Caves State Reserve

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

Take the Huon Hwy (A6) from Hobart, then Hastings Cave Road (C635) about 30 km south of Geeveston.

Hastings Caves State Reserve boasts the only swimming pool in Tasmania filled with water from thermal springs. The visitor centre and café are fully accessible, as are the toilets. Wheelchair users may need assistance to reach the thermal pool, but once there the area is fully accessible. The change rooms and toilets are accessible, but wheelchair users may require assistance with the showers. There are picnic sites including sheltered tables and BBQs. The Thermal Springs Sensory Trail is a lovely 15 minute track through the forest behind the pool. This wide, boardwalked track has special multi-sensory interpretive facilities designed especially for mobility and vision impaired people. There are guided tours of Newdegate Cave, but the path is unsuitable for most mobility impaired people.