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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


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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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


​​​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.
  • 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.
  • Videos
    PWS has created a number of videos covering a range of PWS topics.
  • Wildlife
    Find out more about the wildlife you may come across in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

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