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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

Four Wheel Driving

Cruisin' Without Bruisin'

Cruisin' Without Bruisin' - Track Guide and Code of Practice for Recreational Vehicle Users

This information has been produced for those people who love driving for recreation. It sets out a code of practice and complements the Policy for Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania.

Information is included on some of the easier, and a few of the harder, tracks in the state. The details include track standard, the relevant map, grid references, features of the trip and a contact number for further information. Guidelines are included on how recreational vehicle users can minimise their impact on the environment. If followed, this will lessen the need for restrictions and track closures. If you enjoy using these tracks, think about joining a recreational vehicle club. Contact details are listed below.

All State land management agencies support the responsible use of recreational vehicles, but you should know that most areas of Crown land have to meet other management objectives as well as recreation.

The Crusin' Without Brusin' brochure is also available as a PDF [3.8 MB]

Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles

The Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania 2005 has been prepared by the Recreational Vehicle Working Group, consisting of Four Wheel Drive Tasmania, Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Tasmania, Hydro-Electric Corporation, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Police Tasmania, Motor Accident Insurance Board, Tourism Tasmania and Sport and Recreation Tasmania.  It sets out the policy and guidelines for the use of recreational vehicles on State-owned lands and is available for download as a PDF (320 Kb).