Renowned for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking natural environment, more than 75 per cent of Tasmania is made up of protected reserves and national parks. A wonderful way to spend your time in the state, there are 17 parks accessible to explore scattered from the coastline to the mountains as well as marine reserves and working forests. Popular for bushwalking, bike riding and horseback riding, these World Heritage listed areas are some of the last great temperate wilderness areas in the world.
Comprising of the Cradle Mountain-St Clair National Park, the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and the Southwest National Park, these areas offer more than 2000km of highland lakes, rugged coastline, underground caverns, walking tracks, natural sculptures and ocean beaches, exploring these stunning areas is both highly rewarding and hugely popular.
Unlike the mainland, Tasmania is a compact state which makes it particularly convenient for exploring its many wonderful wilderness areas. With all parks within easy travelling distance of each other, you can make the most of your time in Tassie and see more of its amazing natural environment. Although entry fees are charged to gain access to the national parks, all funds raised from this go directly back into preserving and protecting the parks. 24 hour passes are available for AUD$15 per car or AUD$5 per person. However, National Parks Passes are a more economical option is you plan on visiting a number of parks during your holiday. Available for approximately AUD$30, these passes permit you to enter all Tasmania's parks and are valid for two months.* prices are subject to change without notice.