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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Discovery Ranger with some interested young participants at a Discovery Day
Discovery Ranger with some interested participants at a Discovery Day (photograph: Chris Crerar)

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


​​​With an abundance of endemic species and a rich cultural heritage, Tasmania is a wonderland of discovery. Here you'll find plenty of information to help you identify some of our most beautiful and unusual animal and plant species, find out about our educational programs and learn more about our island history.

In this Topic

  • Aboriginal heritage
    Information on Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage.
  • Videos
    PWS has created a number of videos covering a range of PWS topics.
  • Education programs
    Our educational team are here to teach you about some of the many wonders of Tasmanian natural values, history and Aboriginal culture. Programs are available in-school and at parks and reserves around the State.
  • Maritime heritage
    Find out more about some of the shipwrecks located in Tasmania's waters.
  • Plants
    Have a look through for more information on some of Tasmania's most distinctive plants. You'll find these throughout Tasmania's national parks and reserves.
  • Wildlife
    Find out more about the wildlife you may come across in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

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