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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


Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area, entrance
Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area, entrance (photograph: Dan Broun)

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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


Incident: Visitor Services - Hobart phone support closed
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​Due to recent COVID related announcements, the Visitor Services Office in Hobart is currently closed. Our phone operations are unavailable during this time for the following areas: Three Capes Track, Overland Track, Multiday Walker Registrations & Park Entry Enquiries. 

If you have an urgent enquiry relating:

Booking for the Three Capes Track, please email – threecapestrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​Booking for the Overland Track, please email – Overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​For urgent enquiries relating to National Park Passes, please email - Parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au​

Pending advice, the office may re-open on Tuesday 19th October 2021. We expect to receive a high volume of enquiries and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you during this period.

The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:27 PM


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​Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area is the place to go for mountain biking fun. The reserve boasts a network of popular mountain bike trails in Tasmania’s northern hub of Launceston. Whether you are taking the family for their first bush ride or are a more experienced rider looking for a couple of hours of easy enjoyment, Kate Reed can provide.

If mountain biking is not your thing, you can also utilise a selection of the Reserve’s tracks for running, hiking or taking your furry friends for a walk through the bush. The Reserve, which features various eucalypts and many small threatened plant species, is named after Kate Reed, the wife of the late Henry Reed who owned Mount Pleasant Estate. The estate once included the land that today makes up Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area.

​​​​Kate Reed’s small hills, short climbs and descents, and narrow, tight and twisty tracks make it an ideal multi-purpose area for walkers, runners and mountain bikers. The 6km of ‘mountain bike preferred’ track is well suited to inexperienced riders or those with lower levels of fitness. If you are planning a walk in the reserve it might pay to check if any events are scheduled. The Launceston Mountain Bike Club runs time trials in the reserve which are highlighted on its Facebook page.  The ‘cunning running’ fraternity stages occasional orienteering challenges so be alert for serious athletes on wheels and on foot. 

Dogs need to be kept on-lead at all times for the safety of track users.

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