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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

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

22. Tamar Island Wetland Reserve

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

Take the West Tamar Hwy (A7) about 10 minutes north from Launceston. Signs indicate the turnoff to the reserve.

Tamar Island Wetland Reserve offers excellent opportunities for viewing the many mammals and birds which inhabit this unique wetland environment. The visitor centre at the entrance is fully accessible, as are its toilets. The wide, wheelchair accessible, boardwalked track starts from the visitor centre and extends across the wetlands to Tamar Island. At 1.5 km each way, it may be too long for some people, but it is worth doing a partial section. There are picnic tables and sheltered BBQs on the island, as well as accessible toilets, although wheelchair users may require assistance with the natural tracks on the island.