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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


Tourist taking a photo on their phone at Wineglass Bay on sunny day
Wineglass Bay (photograph: Natalie Mendham)

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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


​Visitor statistics are used to manage Tasmania's national parks and reserves and improve the experience for visitors.

An understanding of patterns of use allows managers to make informed decisions about providing facilities to enhance visitor enjoyment and safety, and to protect the natural and cultural values for which the parks and reserves were created.

Parks visitation

​For information on visitor numbers to selected national parks and reserves, see our report on Visitors to Selected Reference Sites:

  Visitors to selected parks & reserves 2019-2020   (201Kb)​


For information on visitor numbers to selected national parks and reserves, see our report on Visitors to Selected Reference Sites:

  Visitors to selected parks and reserves - 2016 to 2020   (162Kb)​


​Other visitor re​search

Further information on the range of visitors to Tasmania is available from Tourism Tasmania​

Permit for visitor research

For more information about visitor research, or to apply for a permit to conduct social research in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves please see our contact information.​

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 TASPARKS, (1300 827 727)