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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Disabled Access

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Disabled access at Russell Falls

Wheelchairs are welcome at Tasmania's
most beautiful waterfall, Russell Falls

These web pages identify and describe a selected range of national parks and reserves around Tasmania that offer the best, and most accessible, facilities and recreational opportunities for people who are mobility impaired. The information within these web pages may be useful to a broad range of people, including the physically disabled (particularly wheelchair users), the visually impaired, the elderly, the infirm, and parents with prams or strollers.

Our table provides an accessibility rating for a range of facilities at each location, and the map shows where the national parks and reserves can be found.

Use the drop-down menu above to access descriptions of the facilities and recreational opportunities at each of the selected national parks and reserves.

Please note that a TrailRider (all-terrain wheelchair) is available at Cradle Mountain, Mount Field and Freycinet national parks for visitors with impaired mobility. The TrailRider can be used on a range of designated walking tracks that are not accessible to conventional wheelchairs. A minimum of two reasonably fit operators are required to assist the rider on easier graded walks, with more needed for difficult tracks. The TrailRiders are available for free hire, though bookings need to be made seven days in advance. For all bookings and enquiries please contact the relevant visitor information centre.

There are many other national parks and reserves within Tasmania that offer varying facilities and recreational opportunities for the mobility impaired that were not able to be included in these web pages. For more information on the national parks and reserves featured, plus many others, please contact us.

This information is also available for download as a full colour brochure in PDF format. Graphics have been reduced in order to limit file size. Download now [PDF 834 Kb].

Seeing Eye Dogs

Seeing eye dogs are allowed to accompany their handlers into any national park or reserve in Tasmania. If possible, Parks and Wildlife Service staff should be advised of the dog’s presence on entry.