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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

Introduction

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(Photo by Peter Grant)

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential. Anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas should watch our video (also available with Mandarin subtitles) on the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience, and review the information on the following pages.


This is the essential guide to wilderness survival in Tasmania - both your survival in the wilderness and the survival of the wilderness as you walk through it. If Tasmania's national parks and reserves are to remain some of the world's great bushwalking areas a lot depends on you!

The information is aimed at bushwalkers (hikers) who intend to camp out overnight. It won't tell you everything you'll need to know but it will tell you the basics - what to take, what situations you'll need to be prepared for and where to go for more detailed information.

This information is also available inĀ Chinese:



Contents

All the above information is also available as a PDF for download and printing (PDF 1680 Kb)