Critical Alert 

Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


Franklin River Rafting tour on the River
Franklin River rafting tour passing the Irenabyss (photograph: Cam Blake)

Parks 21

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


​​​​The PWS recognises and values the role of nature based tourism commercial operators in promoting and encouraging visitors to enjoy and appreciate Tasmania's parks and reserves.  We are committed to working cooperatively with the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT) to provide quality visitor experiences that reflect positively on Tasmania's tourism industry while also conserving the values that attract people to the experience in the first place.

PWS staff work closely with the TICT's Australian Tourism Accreditation Program which is designed to raise professionalism of the industry through implementation of business management practices and standards.

As part of the partnership, businesses with contracts with PWS and accredited with the TICT will be able to use the PWS Accredited Licensed Operator logo.

Parks 21

As part of the partnership with the TICT, a strategic action plan for tourism in Tasmania's parks and reserves was developed. It aims to facilitate environmental, social and economic sustainable tourism; whilst continuing to nurture our parks and reserves.  

View the Parks 21 Strategic Action Plan:

  Parks 21 Joint Strategic Action Plan   (8Mb)​

View our latest Progress Report:

  Parks 21 Progress Report   (2Mb)