Parks for all people
There are a number of access-friendly sites around the State that enable mobility impaired visitors to enjoy our parks, reserves and historic sites independently or with assistance. The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is committed to providing tracks, facilities and equipment that are accessible to a broad range of people, including the mobility impaired, vision impaired, elderly, infirm, and people with prams. Motorised wheelchairs and scooters are permitted within national parks and reserves.
TrailRider all-terrain wheelchairs are available at Cradle Mountain, Freycinet and Mount Field national parks. Trailriders enable visitors with mobility limitations to explore more rugged tracks where conventional wheelchairs would not be suitable.
TrailRiders have adjustable seating and supports, and are suitable for adults and children. They are operated by two or more reasonably fit helpers. PWS staff can advise on suitable tracks.
There is no charge to hire TrailRiders though we recommend booking seven days in advance via the relevant visitor centre. Users are required to bring a helmet and to undertake a TrailRider induction before heading out on the track. To access trailheads away from the visitor centres, TrailRiders disassemble and will fit in the back of most medium sized SUVs.
Guide Dogs are permitted in national parks and reserves, but it is advised that you bring reasonable proof that the dog is an assistance animal with you and advise PWS staff of the dog's presence on your arrival, where applicable.
For other assistance animals, please contact the relevant field centre at least a few days before you head out to seek an authority. An authority is required to be granted prior to arrival with an assistance animal.
Many of our parks and reserves have amenities suitable for people with mobility limitations. You will find park-specific access friendly information on each reserve's page. On this page you will find all of our walk and reserve sites that have accessible facilities.