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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

Introduction

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(Photo by Peter Grant)

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential. Anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas should watch our safety video (also available with Mandarin subtitles) on the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience, and review the information on the following pages. For help in a life threatening or emergency situation, call emergency services (000) for Police, Fire and Ambulance. 


This is the essential guide to wilderness survival in Tasmania - both your survival in the wilderness and the survival of the wilderness as you walk through it. If Tasmania's national parks and reserves are to remain some of the world's great bushwalking areas a lot depends on you!

The information is aimed at bushwalkers (hikers) who intend to camp out overnight. It won't tell you everything you'll need to know but it will tell you the basics - what to take, what situations you'll need to be prepared for and where to go for more detailed information.

This information is also available in Chinese:



Contents

All the above information is also available as a PDF for download and printing (PDF 1680 Kb)