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Safety alert: Advice for visitors to national parks and reserves in Tasmania
Applies from 18/10/2021

​​The lockdown in southern Tasmania will end at 6pm, Monday 18 October but some restrictions will remain until 6pm, Friday 22 October in the declared local government areas.

Visitors to parks and reserves in the declared areas must wear a face mask both inside public buildings and while outdoors. This applies to all people aged over 12 years of age.

Those spending time in parks and reserves should continue to follow all COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing.

The PWS Visitor Services team are currently responding to an increased number of enquiries on the Three Capes Track and other PWS attractions. They will respond to all enquiries received, but please be patient during this time due to the increased demand on our staff.

For more information on the current restrictions visit the Coronavirus website  ​​

Last reviewed 18/10/2021 04:10 PM


Ranger preparing to maintain tracks with chainsaw gear beside work ute
Ranger preparing to maintain tracks (photograph: Daniel Peek)

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Safety alert: Advice for visitors to national parks and reserves in Tasmania
Applies from 18/10/2021

​​The lockdown in southern Tasmania will end at 6pm, Monday 18 October but some restrictions will remain until 6pm, Friday 22 October in the declared local government areas.

Visitors to parks and reserves in the declared areas must wear a face mask both inside public buildings and while outdoors. This applies to all people aged over 12 years of age.

Those spending time in parks and reserves should continue to follow all COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing.

The PWS Visitor Services team are currently responding to an increased number of enquiries on the Three Capes Track and other PWS attractions. They will respond to all enquiries received, but please be patient during this time due to the increased demand on our staff.

For more information on the current restrictions visit the Coronavirus website  ​​

Last reviewed 18/10/2021 04:10 PM


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responsible for managing the State's 19 national parks, three World Heritage Areas (WHAs) including our Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), and over 800 other reserves including marine reserves, Marine Conservation Areas (MCAs), Crown land and, sites of historic and cultural significance. We partner with our colleagues across government and the community to manage the natural and cultural values of these landscapes and importantly to protect Aboriginal and historic heritage.​

Some of the more iconic of our reserves include the Darlington Probation Station World Heritage Area on Maria Island National Park which is listed as part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property and the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.​

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For a more detailed view of reserves you can use the map on TheList with the layers for 'public land classification' and 'marine nature reserves' turned on.

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