Closed area: All parks and reserves closedFrom 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020
Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.
The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time.
From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public. Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.
For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
Sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List possess a considerable diversity of features which are of outstanding universal significance.
A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.Choose from a range of pass options to best meet your needs.
A number of Tasmanian sites have been approved as World Heritage Areas with examples of natural or cultural significance ranging from unique convict heritage, to islands of outstanding geological significance, and one of the largest temperate natural areas in the world.
The Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for the sustainable management of the following World Heritage Areas:
Where possible, please avoid driving in our reserves at night. You are sharing the roads with our native wildlife, so take it slow and watch out for animals on the road.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.