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Visitors Guide to National Parks and Reserves

Visitors Guide to National Parks and Reserves

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VISITOR GUIDE
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Tasmania’s
 
NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES
 
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Cover image: Walkers view deciduous beech on Tarn Shelf, Mt Field National Park Photographic acknowledgments: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service; Tourism Tasmania unless otherwise indicated.
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 All rights reserved. Masaaki Aihara, Richard Eastwood, Rick Eaves, Mark Eveleigh, Dan Fellow, Sean Fennessy, Glenn Gibson, Winston Hendrikson, Lap Fung Lam, Geoffrey Lea,Paul Leitch, Garry Moore, Geoff Murray, Matthew Newton, O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Ian Riley, Joe Shemesh, Southern Cross Television
 
TASMANIA’S NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES
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TASMANIA’S NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES
 
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Welcome
Rocky Cape National Park ...................................................................................................................... 4Savage River National Park ..................................................................................................................... 5The North West Coast Reserves........................................................................................................ 7Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park ............................................................................... 8 Walls of Jerusalem National Park ........................................................................................................ 10Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ................................................................................... 11Ben Lomond National Park .................................................................................................................... 15Mole Creek Karst National Park .......................................................................................................... 16Narawntapu National Park ..................................................................................................................... 17Strzelecki National Park (Flinders Island)......................................................................................... 18Kent Group National Park ...................................................................................................................... 19Launceston, Tamar and the North Reserves .................................................................................. 20Maria Island National Park ...................................................................................................................... 22Douglas-Apsley National Park .............................................................................................................. 23Freycinet National Park ............................................................................................................................ 24Mt William National Park ........................................................................................................................ 25East Coast Reserves ................................................................................................................................... 26Southwest National Park ......................................................................................................................... 30Hartz Mountains National Park ............................................................................................................ 31Mt Field National Park .............................................................................................................................. 32South Bruny National Park ..................................................................................................................... 33Tasman National Park ................................................................................................................................ 34Hobart and Surrounds Reserves ......................................................................................................... 35The Fox Threat ............................................................................................................................................. 37Important Information .............................................................................................................................. 38Maria Island’s World Heritage Property ........................................................................................... 40Beneath The Surface .................................................................................................................................. 42Marine Reserves .......................................................................................................................................... 43The Devil You Know? ................................................................................................................................. 44Green Guardians ......................................................................................................................................... 45Site Facilities ................................................................................................................................................... 46
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asmania is one of the most beautiful places on Earth: compact, diverse,wild yet accessible. The island State’s famous national parks and reserves protect awide range of its unspoiled landscapes, intact ecosystems and striking cultural heritage.These places are a refuge for an array of plants and animals found nowhere else onEarth. They offer visitors a superb range of natural and cultural experiences. TasmaniaParks and Wildlife Service manages around 37% of the State, including the internationally renowned Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth andencompasses a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region onEarth. Parks within the World Heritage Area are marked with this symbol
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.This guide introduces you to some of the features of these special places. But there’s nosubstitute for getting out there and seeing for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
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The World Heritage symbol consistsof a circle, which represents nature,and an inner square representing aform made by a human being. Thecircle and square are linked, whichresults in a round symbol that standsfor the
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Contents
Lake St Clair 
The NorthWest CoastThe WesternWildernessLaunceston, Tamarand the NorthThe East CoastHobartand Surrounds

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