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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


Do I need a National Parks Pass?

A valid park pass is required for entry to all of Tasmania's national parks. 

A range of national park passes lets you choose the best way to get out and experience Tasmania's world-class national parks.

The money raised from park fees is reinvested and goes directly towards the upkeep of your parks and reserves. It is used to maintain and upgrade visitor facilities, walking tracks and visitor centres and provide a range of services. Additional fees may also apply to cover activities such as guided cave tours, multi-day walks and campground stays.

Visitors can purchase passes per vehicle, or per person if arriving by bus, motorbike, bike or on foot.

What kind of pass do I need?

On holiday in Tasmania?  

Daily Passes are available and allow entry to national parks for a 24 hour period. Specific daily passes apply for entry to Cradle Mountain, which can be purchased from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. 
Holiday Passes cover entry to all national parks and include the use of the shuttle bus at Cradle Mountain.  Holiday Passes are valid for 2 months.

Want the freedom to visit ANY park when it suits you? 

An annual or two year All Parks Pass may be the best option.  Vehicles can be recorded on this pass as long as they are registered at the same address. This pass allows access to all national parks in Tasmania and includes the use of the shuttle bus at Cradle Mountain. If you have a Seniors Card (excluding Seniors Business Card), our Seniors pass, may be the best option for you.

Do you have a favourite park you wish to enjoy all year round? 

A One Park Pass may be the best option. It allows access to the one national park you have nominated on the pass. Vehicles can be recorded on this pass as long as they are registered at the same address.  

How much does a pass cost?


Daily Pass - up to 24 hours, excludes Cradle Mountain
Per vehicle (up to 8 people)
$24.00
Per person (under 5 years no charge)
$12.00
Daily Pass - Cradle Mountain only (includes shuttle service)
Adults (18 years and over)
$16.50
Children (5-17 years, under 5 years no charge)
$8.25
Family (2 adults, 3 children)
$41.25

Holiday Passes - up to 2 months (includes Cradle Mountain)
Per vehicle (up to 8 people)
$60.00
Per person (under 5 years no charge)
$30.00

Annual Park Pass - all parks

New applications 
Renewals 
General$96.00
$76.80 concession
$70.00
$56.00 concession
Seniors - all parks (conditions apply)*
$38.00NA
One Park
$49.00
$39.20 concession
$36.00
$28.80 concession
Two Year Parks Pass - all parks 
General$123.00
$98.00 concession
Seniors (conditions apply)*
$49.00

Concession pricing

Concessions are available with the presentation of a current Australian Government issued Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card.

* Holders of an Australian State Government issued Seniors card (excluding Seniors Business Cards) are eligible to apply for a Seniors Park Pass.

Where can I buy a pass?

Can I change my pass / vehicles?

You can upgrade your pass at PWS national park visitor centres or by contacting us via the phone or email details listed below.

You can change a vehicle on your pass at a PWS national park visitor centre or by contacting us via the phone or email details listed below; quoting your name, pass number and vehicle registration details (old and new).  

Please note: Vehicles must be registered at the pass holder’s address and changes are limited.