Tourist at Cradle Mountain

Visitors continue to explore Tasmania’s natural wonders

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​Tasmania's parks and reserves continue to attract locals and tourists alike, with visitation to some of our most iconic places increasing by 18 per cent over the 2022 calendar year.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) manages over 800 reserves across the state, including 19 national parks. Regular visitor monitoring across 14 sites is undertaken to assist with the management of this significant reserve estate.

Freycinet, Cradle Mountain, Mount Field and Tasman Arch remain popular destinations with a combined 733,000 people visiting these iconic locations during the 2022 calendar year.

Walkers continue to experience our world class trails with visitation to the Three Capes (14,000) and Overland tracks (11,000) returning to pre-COVID levels. 

PWS Acting Deputy Secretary Will Joscelyne said the visitation data is used to support the visitor experience. 

“We know that Tasmania continues to be a highly sought after destination for nature-based tourism, which is why over the past 12 months PWS has delivered key projects at some of our most popular destinations to ensure our natural and cultural values are not only enjoyed by visitors, but importantly, are conserved and protected," Mr Joscelyne said.

“These include the new Dove Lake viewing shelter and Overland Track huts at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, new visitor facilities at Tasman Arch, and campground upgrades at the Walls of Jerusalem National Park."

See the latest parks visitation and tourism data.

Published 16/03/2023