Four Wheel Drive vehicles at Ordinance Point, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
4WD vehicles Ordinance Point, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

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Track closure: East West Trail in the Wellington Park - closed to vehicles
Applies from 31/5/2021

​​​​​​​​​​Due to inclement weather impacting the East West Trail during the winter months, the track will be closed and permits for vehicles are not available. The track will be reassessed in early November for possible re-opening.

For further information please contact the Seven Mile Beach Field Centre on 6107 9208.

Last reviewed 31/5/2021 01:10 PM

Safety alert: Granville to Pieman 4WD Track - Duck Creek washout
Applies from 21/5/2021

​Due to heavy rain, a culvert near Duck Creek, approx. 6km to the north of Granville Harbour on the Granville to Pieman 4WD Track has been washed-out. This is a significant wash-out, and is likely to make the track impassable for most 4WD vehicles. While the track remains open, using it is not advised. If attempting the track, please proceed through this area with caution, making alternate tracks around the obstacle is not permitted.​

For further information, contact the West Coast Field Centre on (03) 6409 1020 or​

Last reviewed 7/6/2021 03:05 PM

Drive to long lonely beaches, waterfalls and rainforests and enjoy the natural beauty that Tasmania has to offer.

To make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, and to preserve these locations, please follow the off road vehicle Code of Conduct on reserved and Crown land.

  1. Obey all signs and other instructions issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
  2. Respect the natural and cultural values of the reserves.
  3. Keep wildlife wild. Stop and look, but never disturb.
  4. Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
  5. Clean your vehicle thoroughly prior to entering reserved land. This will reduce the potential of introducing soil-borne diseases and weeds.
  6. Adopt Leave No Trace camping and driving practices.
  7. Check with local Parks and Wildlife staff about permit and pass requirements.
  8. Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
  9. Always carry additional water and food in case of delay or vehicle breakdown.
  10. Support off-road touring as a recreational activity. Consider joining a four-wheel or off-road vehicle club. Contact 4WD Tasmania​ for club contacts visit:

All vehicles (including but not limited to cars, motorbikes, quadbikes, side-by-sides) must be registered and all drivers must be licensed when driving in reserves. 

Some tracks require special authorisation, available from local Parks and Wildlife Service offices. This includes the Arthur-Pieman Recreational Drivers Pass required for driving on, off road tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. For tracks located within a national park, a National Park Pass is required to be purchased for the vehicle.

Be aware that facilities vary in each location, generally requiring travellers to be self-sufficient and well-equipped. Please find detailed information relating to each of these tracks on the links below. 

  1. Bridport to Bellingham 4WD Traverse
    A challenging coastal drive from Bridport to Bellingham.
  2. Climies Track
    Climies Track is a challenging four-wheel drive adventure along the remote wild west coast of Tasmania.
  3. East Coast Forest Roads
    Highlights of the East Coast Forest Roads are the coastal and forest scenery and visits to the Lost Falls, Meetus Falls and Hardings Falls.
  4. East West Trail - Wellington Park
    The East West Trail located in Wellington Park above Hobart, provides spectacular views across the Derwent and Huon valleys and into the southern Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
  5. Jefferys Track - Wellington Range
    Jefferys Track crosses the Wellington Ranges Protected Area, providing spectacular views of the Huon and Derwent valleys.
  6. Mount McCall Track
    The Mount McCall Track is one-day return drive into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
  7. Peron Dunes
    Peron Dunes is set aside for recreational off-road adventure and fun. A wide beach and high dunes are used by a variety of recreational vehicles.
  8. Sandy Cape Track
    The Sandy Cape Track hugs the wild west coast in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, a remote and windswept landscape. An APCA Recreational Driver Pass​ is required for this track.
  9. Southport Lagoon
    This track is a slow, rocky one-hour drive in to beautiful Southport Lagoon, a popular location for kayaking and boaters.
  10. Lake Spicer Track Located on the west coast this track passes close to Lake Rolleston.

If you are planning your first 4WD trip, consider taking a 4WD course in your own vehicle to become familiar with using recovery gear. 

For safety information and some sound advice on four-wheel driving techniques, why not watch the Recreational Driving Video​ before you head off?  ​​