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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

18. Freycinet National Park

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

Turn off the Tasman Hwy (A3) onto the Coles Bay Road (C302) 11 km south of Bicheno. To reach Cape Tourville, take the signposted turnoff.

Freycinet National Park offers superb beach and mountain scenery. The visitor centre at the entrance to the national park is fully accessible. There is a 10 minute, wheelchair accessible circuit track starting from just behind the visitor centre. The Richardsons Beach Campground (adjacent to the visitor centre) has accessible toilets, and accessible powered and unpowered sites. The nearby Ranger Creek day use area has sheltered picnic tables and BBQs. There is an accessible toilet and shower block adjacent to the carpark. Located about 7 km from the visitor centre, the Cape Tourville Circuit walk offers spectacular coastal views. The track surface and width are good, although wheelchair users may require assistance due to the moderate gradient.