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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

Three Capes Track update

23/09/2015

Tasmania’s national parks remain open and accessible to all Tasmanians.


 The Tasman National Park will continue to provide a wide range of experiences to users from picnickers and boaters, to campers and walkers – all accessible for the cost of a parks entry fee.


 For the cost of a $12 parks pass Tasmanians can continue to enjoy an array of experiences in the Tasman National Park including day walks to Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff.


 Again, for $24 Tasmanians will be able to enjoy an overnight Cape Pillar camping experience which includes access to a spectacular segment of the brand new Three Capes Track.


 Camping will be permitted in designated sites.


 Planning is underway for a camping facility to support the overnight walk to Cape Pillar and this will be available by the time the Three Capes Track opens on 23 December.


 While camping facilities for this track are still being finalised they will not be limited to six tents.  The earlier advice included on our Facebook page was not correct in this respect. We will ensure the facilities are sufficient to meet anticipated demand.


 The Three Capes Track experience itself is a dedicated world class walking experience which includes: access to the historic Port Arthur World Heritage Area; a 75-minute Pennicott Wilderness Journeys boating experience; all park entry fees; three nights’ accommodation in state of the art, eco-friendly huts; access to dedicated host rangers and; transport from Fortescue Bay back to Port Arthur and a guidebook on the area


Because of the anticipated popularity of the walk, it is a regulated walk with numbers constrained in order to manage environmental impacts while ensuring it remains a world-class nature based experience.


 There are also discounted rates for concession holders, children and student groups.


 In addition, the State Government is considering a range of options that will afford as many Tasmanians as possible the opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary Three Capes Track experience.


 Up until this morning, 524 bookings for the new Three Capes Track Experience have been confirmed - from Tasmania, around the country and around the world.