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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Four Wheel Driving

Cruisin' Without Bruisin'

Cruisin' Without Bruisin' - Track Guide and Code of Practice for Recreational Vehicle Users

This information has been produced for those people who love driving for recreation. It sets out a code of practice and complements the Policy for Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania.

Information is included on some of the easier, and a few of the harder, tracks in the state. The details include track standard, the relevant map, grid references, features of the trip and a contact number for further information. Guidelines are included on how recreational vehicle users can minimise their impact on the environment. If followed, this will lessen the need for restrictions and track closures. If you enjoy using these tracks, think about joining a recreational vehicle club. Contact details are listed below.

All State land management agencies support the responsible use of recreational vehicles, but you should know that most areas of Crown land have to meet other management objectives as well as recreation.

The Crusin' Without Brusin' brochure is also available as a PDF [3.8 MB]

Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles

The Policy for the Use of Recreational Vehicles on State-Owned Lands in Tasmania 2005 has been prepared by the Recreational Vehicle Working Group, consisting of Four Wheel Drive Tasmania, Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Tasmania, Hydro-Electric Corporation, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Police Tasmania, Motor Accident Insurance Board, Tourism Tasmania and Sport and Recreation Tasmania.  It sets out the policy and guidelines for the use of recreational vehicles on State-owned lands and is available for download as a PDF (320 Kb).