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.​


Peron Dunes at high tide. Plan ahead and drive at low tide.
Peron Dunes at high tide. Plan ahead and drive at low tide.

Peron Dunes
(4WD)

Find out more

Alerts for Peron Dunes

See details

see details
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.​


About

​Map : Tasmap 1:100000 - Georges Bay
Distance : Vehicle Recreation Area​​​​
Rating : Difficult - for experienced four-wheel drive and motorbike users only. Deep bogs, steep slopes, soft sand are likely to be encountered. 

Peron Dunes is classified as a Vehicle Recreation Area used by all types of recreational vehicles, including 4WD vehicles, dune buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Care is necessary to avoid accidents. 

All vehicles must stay within boundary limits marked by signs about 1 km north-east and 3 km south of the entry point onto the beach. Beyond the limits at​ each end of the access point, along the ​beach and within the dunes are sensitive bird breeding areas. The dunes are also a sensitive ecosystem which can be damaged by both foot and vehicle traffic.  This can lead to ‘blowouts’ and damage to the sensitive beach environment. For this reason vehicular use is restricted to an area set aside at Peron Dunes.

There are no camping areas at Peron Dunes. Camping is available at ​Humbug Point to the north and Diana's Basin south of Peron Dunes.​

Contact

St Helens Field Centre
Eagle Street, St Helens TAS 7216
Postal: PO Box 353
St Helens TAS 7216
Phone: 03 6387 5510