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Walker with Overland Track Pass (photograph: Andrew Englisch)

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​​Before you head out, take a moment to look over our essential information for visiting Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) regularly undertake planned burns, for more information, please see our Planned burns page.​​​​

​For current fire information, ​​please refer to the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) website​.​​​​​

In this Topic

  • Access friendly
    Tasmania's national parks and reserves are accessible for everyone. Find out some of the best access friendly locations for your next visit.
  • Alerts
    A complete listing of all alerts for Tasmania's parks and reserves.
  • Biosecurity
    Learn how you can help stop the spread of pests and disease through our national parks and reserves.
  • Bushfire safety
    Bushfire safety advice for visitors to Tasmania's national parks and reserves.
  • Campfires and fire restrictions
    Find out about campfire safety, where campfires are permitted and what the different restrictions refer to.
  • COVID-19 safety information
    Information to assist visitors to stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19 when visiting our parks and reserves.
  • Dogs in parks
    Searching for somewhere to take your four-legged friend? There are a number of reserves around Tasmania that are open to visitors with canine companions.
  • Drones in parks
    Thinking of taking your drone into one of Tasmania's national parks? Read this first.
  • Entry fees
    Visiting a Tasmanian national park? Find out which pass best suits your needs.
  • Leave No Trace
    The seven principles​​ of Leave No Trace build awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.​
  • Overnight walker registration
    A number of Tasmania’s multi-day walks have registration in place. If you are intending to undertake a multi-day walk, please check to see whether you need to register prior to departure.
  • Planned burns
    Find information on planned burns and their locations around Tasmania.
  • Safety in parks
    We want all walkers to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Take the time to read our safety information before you walk.