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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.​


Snow boarding at Ben Lomond
Snow boarding, Ben Lomond (photograph: Dan Broun)

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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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Though not widely known for its snow sports, Tasmania has two ski fields operating over the winter months.  Mount Mawson, located at Mount Field National Park in the south, and Ben Lomond in the north.

Mount M​awson

Mount Mawson is a small ski field that is staffed entirely by volunteers.  While it has basic facilities, its location provides an expansive view of the south-west and surrounds. Located approximately 1 ½ hour’s drive from Hobart, Mount Mawson is an excellent choice for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snow play.  

For more information:

​Mount Mawson - Ski and Board in Southern Tasmania

​Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond National Park is located approximately an hour’s drive outside of Launceston.  At the foot of the ski slopes is the alpine village, which offers food, accommodation, ski lessons and equipment hire.  Ben Lomond is the perfect place ​to take the family, with skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing all on offer.​

To reach the summit, visitors must first climb Jacob​s Ladder; a steep and narrow section of road.  Wheel chains must be carried between June and September - they are not available on the mountain, but can be rented or purchased from outlets in major centres. 

​​During the ski season, a shuttle service ​​from the Ben Lomond lower carpark is operated by Ben Lomond Snow Sports, a private operator. They can be contacted on 03 6390 6185. 

Due to a fire that destroyed the main public shelter at Ben Lomond in 2018, temporary facilities have been installed for the 2019 ski season. These are located within the main village area and will contain toilets, hand basins and a heated shelter area. ​​

​​​Please refer to the following websites for more information: