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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park4620Located south of Strahan in the heart of The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park offers a dramatic take on the Tasmanian wilderness.6/02/2020 5:42:40 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 7htmlFalseaspx
Freycinet National Park4621Freycinet National Park has a magic all of its own, come and explore the coastal landscapes and beaches that make this a must see destination.31/07/2019 12:13:19 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 2htmlFalseaspx
Gunns Plains Cave State Reserve4623Take a guided tour around one of Tasmania's 'hidden gems.'11/07/2019 7:16:46 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 3htmlFalseaspx
Hartz Mountains National Park4624​Hartz Mountains National Park has been shaped by ancient glaciers and offers visitors a window into Tasmania’s remote and rugged south-west wilderness. You’ll feel on top of the world as you gaze out at the seemingly endless mountain peaks, stretching towards Tasmania’s southern coast.6/02/2020 6:38:01 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 1htmlFalseaspx
Hastings Caves State Reserve4625Hastings Cave State Reserve has a number of activities for you and your family. Choose from spectacular caves, thermal springs, short walks and relaxing picnic grounds. 6/02/2020 6:38:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 25htmlFalseaspx
Lime Bay State Reserve4634The Lime Bay State Reserve is a summer camping and boating hotspot. 11/07/2019 7:16:49 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 17htmlFalseaspx
Walls of Jerusalem National Park4674The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a magnificent, remote and mountainous alpine landscape within the Central Plateau region of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. With no road access, this high country is for exploring on foot. 11/02/2020 6:40:49 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 11htmlFalseaspx
Ben Lomond National Park4727Walkers, skiers and adventure-seekers can experience true alpine conditions in the magnificent surroundings of Ben Lomond National Park.6/02/2020 5:34:48 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 1htmlFalseaspx
Douglas-Apsley National Park4731Douglas-Apsley National Park is on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast. The park’s distinctive features include eucalypt forests and heathlands, spectacular gorges and waterfalls, and a variety of rare and protected species.9/10/2019 9:56:44 PMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 7htmlFalseaspx
Florentine River Regional Reserve4733Renowned for its expanses of wet eucalypt forest and temperate rainforest, you can find some of the tallest flowering trees on earth in the Florentine River Regional Reserve.9/10/2019 5:17:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 2htmlFalseaspx
Mount Field National Park4770Mount Field is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most diverse national parks.9/10/2019 5:17:05 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 19htmlFalseaspx
Mount William National Park4772Sparkling white sand beaches, an abundance of native wildlife, and spectacular coastal walks all await you at Mount William National Park in Tasmania’s North-East.23/01/2020 2:07:44 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 40htmlFalseaspx
Narawntapu National Park4773The diverse coastal landscapes of north-west Tasmania make Narawntapu the ideal place to experience Tasmania’s wildlife.1/04/2020 3:20:09 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 15htmlFalseaspx
Rocky Cape National Park4777Striking rock formations, an incredible variety of flowering plants and important Aboriginal heritage all make the park, on the shores of Bass Strait in Tasmania’s far north-west, worth exploring.23/01/2020 12:35:47 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 8htmlFalseaspx
Savage River National Park4780Wild and inaccessible, Savage River National Park protects extensive cool temperate rainforest. 6/02/2020 6:38:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 6htmlFalseaspx
South Bruny National Park4782South Bruny National Park contains some of Tasmania’s most spectacular coastal scenery, from towering cliffs to long sandy beaches, with the vast Southern Ocean as an impressive backdrop. 9/10/2019 5:17:06 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 4htmlFalseaspx
St Columba Falls State Reserve4785St Columba Falls State Reserve makes a refreshing break from your East Coast adventure; perfect for a short walk and a picnic. Just 30 minutes from St Helens, the reserve is home to the St Columba Falls, a 90 metre cascade flowing from the foothills of Mount Victoria. 11/07/2019 7:16:53 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 7htmlFalseaspx
Kent Group National Park4630Lying midway in eastern Bass Strait is the remote Kent Group National Park – a bewitching cluster of granite islands (including Deal, Erith and Dover) rimmed by turquoise waters and replete with tame wildlife. 23/01/2020 12:42:59 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians htmlFalseaspx
Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)4632Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Lake St Clair is every walker’s dream. It offers leisurely lakeside strolls, beautiful forest trails, and overnight bushwalks.20/02/2020 4:43:38 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians htmlFalseaspx
Liffey Falls State Reserve4633Framed by the dominant species of Tasmania's cool temperate rainforests - myrtle, sassafrass and leatherwood, the Falls are understandably a popular spot among both Tasmanians and visitors alike.9/10/2019 5:17:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians htmlFalseaspx
Strzelecki National Park4786With striking granite mountains, rugged coastlines, and an abundance of rare plants and animals, Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island offers a wealth of opportunities for visitors to explore.9/10/2019 5:17:06 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians htmlFalseaspx
The Nut State Reserve4791The striking geological formation of The Nut in Stanley rises from Bass Strait and towers over the historic town in North-West Tasmania.6/02/2020 6:48:24 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians htmlFalseaspx
Maria Island National Park4640Maria Island National Park is a special place with something for everyone - historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains, and remarkable wildlife.6/02/2020 6:38:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 47htmlFalseaspx
Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)4730Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You can view the current conditions with our Dove Lake webcam.24/03/2020 5:46:44 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 39htmlFalseaspx
Mole Creek Karst National Park4768Explore the sparkling limestone caves of the Mole Creek Caves. Guided tours showcase the striking formations amongst the underground network of caves, sinkholes, gorges, streams and springs.9/10/2019 5:17:03 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 41htmlFalseaspx
Southwest National Park4784Tasmania’s largest reserve, Southwest National Park, contains dramatic mountain ranges and spectacular coastal landscapes, all subject to wild, changeable weather. Take a scenic drive or challenge yourself with the multi-day South Coast Track walk.6/02/2020 6:38:02 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 30htmlFalseaspx
Tasman National Park4789Tasman National Park is culturally rich and scenically stunning. Encompassing Forestier and Tasman peninsulas, the park includes Australia’s highest sea cliffs, Shipstern Bluff surf mecca, and the award-winning Three Capes Track.19/03/2020 12:26:15 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 56htmlFalseaspx
About the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service4461Find out more about the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS.)18/10/2019 1:06:16 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 5htmlFalseaspx
Discovery and learning4464All about Tasmanian plants and animals, Aboriginal and colonial heritage, schools programs and much more.21/06/2019 12:14:52 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 3htmlFalseaspx
Feedback4466Use our online feedback form.28/02/2019 6:05:57 AMMenu Alerts Search the site Google Translate Disclaimer Closed area: All parks and reserves closed From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020 The PWS is calling on Tasmanians 3htmlFalseaspx