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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Ben Lomond winter access

04/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service has streamlined the purchase of parks passes as part of preparations for the annual influx of winter sports enthusiasts at Ben Lomond National Park.


Visitors are advised that the entry booth is no longer operating.  Day (24 hour) passes are available from; the Ben Lomond Creek Inn, from self-registration boxes at the entry station prior to the Carr Villa Road turnoff, at the information booth adjacent to the Legg Tor Public Shelter, and from the PWS Online Shop here.


Annual parks passes can only be purchased prior to arrival from Service Tasmania shops, PWS visitor centres and from the PWS Online Shop.


Motorists travelling to Ben Lomond are reminded that it is compulsory to carry chains from June to September. Conditions on the mountain change very quickly and motorists arriving in fine weather can face a dangerous descent on Jacobs Ladder.


It’s important that visitors drive to conditions, carry chains and fit the chains where directed by signage or PWS staff. The requirement for chains includes both two-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.


Snow conditions are available through the Ben Lomond Snow Sports Facebook page, or at www.ski.com.au  The Ben Lomond ‘snow cam’ is operated by www.ski.com.au. Radio and TV ski conditions reports for Ben Lomond will begin once there is enough snow for the lifts to operate.


More information about visiting Ben Lomond during winter is available here

Ben Lomond winter access

One of the new self-registration booths at Ben Lomond National Park.

Ben Lomond winter access

New signage advises of changes to operations at Ben Lomond.