Critical Alert 

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.​


4WD vehicles driving through a large muddy puddle on the East West Trail
East West Trail (photograph: Aaron Wells)

East West Trail - Wellington Park
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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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​​Map : Tasmap​ 1:100000 - Derwent
Distance : 20 km​
Rating : Difficult - for experienced and registered four-wheel drive users only. Deep bogs, steep slopes, soft sand are likely to be encountered. 

The East West Trail in Wellington Park provides awe-inspiring views over Hobart, the Derwent valley, the Huon valley and the southern wilderness of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Access to the East West Trail is by permit only. Permits are for short term access generally only during drier periods​. The decision to grant a permit is subject to track conditions and weather, including the risk of bushfire. A permit and gate key can be requested through the Southern Region Office of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

The ​track begins in Montrose Road, Montrose, before heading up and over the Wellington Range and joining Jeffreys Track to end at Crabtree in the Huon Valley. Along the way steep rocky challenges make this a difficult drive, suitable for experienced four-wheel drivers only.

Further information about Wellington Park four wheel drive ​tracks can be found on the Wellington Park Management Trust web site​.​

Contact

Southern Regional Office
1-2 Murrayfield Court, Glenorchy TAS 7010
Postal: PO Box 126
Moonah TAS 7009
Phone: 03 6165 4053